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."