The Public Law Center is pleased to be partnering with Start Small Think Big to launch a Pro Bono Remote Legal Assistance Clinic for Nonprofits and Small Businesses. By connecting Orange County community organizations and small business owners with volunteer attorneys through video or phone consultations, our goal is to assist you in navigating legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help ensure you are on the best legal path to continue providing valuable resources and services for the Orange County community. Through PLC’s remote clinic, nonprofit organizations and small business owners can get free brief legal advice on COVID-19 related legal issues, including CARES Act and other government economic relief programs, employment and staffing issues, meeting contractual obligations, insurance coverage and commercial lease matters.
To request assistance, please complete and submit a COVID-19 Assistance Request Form.
PLC’s Community Organizations Legal Assistance Project (COLAP) makes free legal services available to community-based nonprofit organizations, childcare centers and providers. PLC will also help micro-business owners who meet certain eligibility criteria.
Through our network of volunteer attorneys, COLAP provides free legal services to existing nonprofit organizations serving Orange County’s low-income population as well as to groups that want to form such organizations. In addition, through community partners, we also offer free or low-cost workshops on a variety of legal topics.
Some examples of how we are able to assist our clients: