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LegalCORPS is making rapid progress in its ongoing initiative to learn and begin to better serve immigrant, American Indian and other entrepreneurs of color in Minnesota. In recent months, LegalCORPS has begun bringing the business law component to joint efforts with other nonprofits that promote small business development among populations of color.
Recent developments include:
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Essential education on protecting inventions for Minnesota’s entrepreneurial community
LegalCORPS and the Hennepin County Library are joining forces to help independent inventors overcome one of their hurdles to turning their ideas into commercial enterprises – protecting their ideas with a patent. They have assembled a team of business and patent law experts to provide essential [...]
“Small business owners should know how to ask the right questions. Owners must understand employment procedures, treatment standards, wage legalities, and how limited liability works.”
– Steven Reeves, LegalCORPS Board Member and Business Attorney
Having a basic understanding of business law is essential when starting your own business. By working with LegalCORPS, Small Business [...]Continue Reading →
LegalCORPS is recognizing a generous and loyal volunteer, Jon Farnsworth – a shareholder with Felhaber Larson – as 2014-15 Volunteer of the Year.
Over the year, Jon nearly continuously provided free full-representation assistance to clients, taking on one client’s request soon after satisfying another’s. He also offered to help several others whose matters LegalCORPS assigned [...]Continue Reading →
On August 19, 2015 By Mike
LegalCORPS and the Hennepin County Library are joining forces to help independent inventors overcome one of their hurdles to turning their ideas into commercial enterprises – protecting their ideas with a patent. They have assembled a team of business and patent law experts to provide essential information on navigating the patent process and answer common [...]Continue Reading →
LegalCORPS’s 2015 Annual Fundraiser & Volunteer Recognition – Tuesday, October 6 — will feature talks by Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and entrepreneurs Angie and Dan Bastian (BOOMCHICKAPOP founders). It will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Cowles Center for Performing Arts in its U.S. Bank Atrium (528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis).
The celebration also [...]Continue Reading →
On April 1, 2015 By Mike
LegalCORPS and the General Mills corporate legal department are teaming up to provide an additional option for low-income entrepreneurs seeking free legal advice about intellectual property.
In a new, joint brief advice program, LegalCORPS will refer clients who meet income guidelines and need intellectual property counseling to the General Mills legal department. Volunteer General Mills [...]Continue Reading →
LegalCORPS volunteer lawyers will provide helpful information on small business legal topics at a number of upcoming public workshops:
Saturday June 13, 10 a.m. to noon: “Choosing the Right Form of Business Ownership.” Free workshop at the Minneapolis Central Library (4th Street & Nicollet Mall.) LegalCORPS volunteer attorney Glen McCluskey will help participants understand the business, [...]Continue Reading →
The April edition of Minnesota Business magazine includes a feature about Minnesota inventor Travis Kelley and how the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program provided a major boost for his venture.
Kelley was an early participant in the patent law pro bono program, through which LegalCORPS volunteer Kate DeVries Smith helped him get a long-term patent for [...]Continue Reading →
On June 30, 2015, LegalCORPS will wrap up another fiscal year of achievement through hard work. We took great strides forward in our Entrepreneurs of Color Initiative and celebrated as the 20th participant in our pioneering Inventor Assistance Program won patent protection for an innovation. Generous donors have made this possible.
Your support is [...]Continue Reading →
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