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Legal Services of Greater Miami launches remote legal clinic to help small businesses and nonprofits

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The program offer free 45-minute phone or virtual legal consultations

LSGM logoLegal Services of Greater Miami, in support of the Florida Community Development Legal Project, has partnered with numerous law firms and Lawyers for Good Government to launch a statewide remote legal clinic to help small businesses and nonprofits weather the economic impact of COVID-19.

Lawyers for Good Government is a non-profit working with firms across the country to develop these small business legal advice clinics. Legal Services of Greater Miami is partnering with Nelson Mullins to lead the clinic.

“During this pandemic, the needs of our community appear to be daunting,” said Mark Raymond, managing partner at Nelson Mullins. “However, by joining forces with our colleagues at some of the finest firms in the world we can make it less so for many. By lending our advice and expertise to small business owners, we are also helping their families, their employees, and our communities. We are meeting our calling, gladly.”

Qualifying small businesses or nonprofits with 25 or fewer employees may submit their legal question using the online form located at www.legalservicesmiami.org. These inquiries will be matched with transactional pro bono lawyers to offer free 45-minute phone or virtual legal consultation, helping Florida small business owners or nonprofits navigate the CARES Act, or other questions related to employment, contracts, commercial leases, insurance, and insolvency issues.

Jayme Cassidy“Legal Services of Greater Miami is extremely grateful to all the law firms and attorneys who have committed themselves during this unprecedented time to assist in this statewide project to provide legal advice to our small businesses and non-profits,” said Jayme Cassidy, pro bono advocacy director at Legal Services of Greater Miami. “The counsel of pro bono attorneys affords these valuable members of our community the ability to flourish once again and promote the local economy’s growth and stability,”

The Florida Community Development Legal Project is a regional collaboration among legal aid providers focused on the representation of non-profit organizations and small businesses from Tallahassee/Gainesville down to the Keys. Visit www.flcommunitydevelopment.org for more information.

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