A partnership of the University of Washington Foster School of Business and School of Law is offering a series of free legal consultations and negotiation trainings to help small businesses that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These resources are part of the initiative, “Helping BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and Women-Owned Small Businesses Survive and Thrive Post-COVID-19,” presented by Elizabeth Umphress, an associate professor of management and Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow at the Foster School, and Jennifer Fan, an assistant professor of law and director of the UW’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.
The free legal consults will be offered virtually every other Wednesday evening for the next few months. During each 30-minute consult, Professor Fan or a volunteer attorney will help entrepreneurs and BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and women small business owners navigate corporate law, employment law and intellectual property law issues. Reference librarians from the Seattle Public Library will also be available during these consults to help with resources.