Georgia law firms, pro bono resource center launch free legal clinic for small businesses, nonprofits to navigate COVID-19 legal concerns

Qualifying small businesses and nonprofits can receive free legal consultations from a Georgia law firm in regard to navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Qualifying small businesses and nonprofits can receive free legal consultations from a Georgia law firm on how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Qualifying small businesses and nonprofits can receive free legal consultations from a Georgia law firm on how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Small business owners and nonprofit leaders can now receive free, remote legal consultations on how to navigate the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the Paycheck Protection Program and other legal concerns, according to a press release from Lawyers for Good Government.

The initiative—a partnership between Lawyers for Good Government Foundation, Lawyers for Equal Justice, the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Resource Center and a variety of Georgia law firms—launched May 7 and is available for qualifying small businesses of 25 or fewer employees and for nonprofits, the release said.


Qualifying candidates will be matched with a Georgia-based law firm for a 45-minute phone or virtual consultation. According to the release, consultations will include helping small business owners or nonprofit leaders understand the legislative language in the coronavirus relief bill and the PPP as well as answering questions related to employment, contracts, commercial leases, insurance and insolvency issues.

Those interested must register online for an appointment with a volunteer attorney.

“Hundreds of thousands of small business owners and nonprofits, many of whom already operate on very narrow margins, are still struggling with questions about how their businesses will survive the COVID-19 pandemic," said Traci Feit Love, Lawyers for Good Government’s executive director, in the release. "This small business and nonprofit legal clinic can help them navigate the economic crisis that was no fault of their own and provide them with guidance they desperately need at this time."
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.