CHICAGO LAWN — Organizers of an upcoming free legal clinic say its goal is to help entrepreneurs overcome legal barriers when starting a business.
"We want to show entrepreneurs and small business owners the best possible way to start and maintain a business," said Angela Hall, a staff attorney with The Law Project, a Chicago nonprofit. "The backbone to any local economy is the success of small businesses."
The clinic runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on June 25 in the Community Room at the Chicago Lawn Police District, 3420 W. 63rd St. Space is limited and Hall said anyone interested in attending should call 312-939-3638 by Monday.
Registration is from 8-9 a.m. followed by a discussion from 9-9:30 a.m. on "how to set up your own business." From 9:30-10 a.m. attorneys will talk about "leasing considerations for a business." The clinic would end following 20-minute individual meetings participants would have with attorneys between 10 a.m. and noon.
The nonprofit Greater Southwest Development Corp. is co-sponsoring the clinic and another legal clinic is planned for July 10 in Rogers Park.
"Ideally, we would like to do five clinics this year. Last week we did one in West Humboldt Park and last year we did four clinics," added Hall.
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