Legal clinic aids small businesses through collaborative workshops
Faced with growing demand for access to its legal services, the Lewis & Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) is organizing community outreach seminars to reach a broader audience.
On April 9 SBLC held an Intellectual Property seminar for about 45 small business owners. Presenters included Randy Foster and Jay Rafter, partners at Stoel Rives in the Intellectual Property group. The clinic has also held seminars on contract law and employment law.
SBLC will organize four seminars in May and June, all of which focus on tax and other payroll deductions for small businesses. They will partner with representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, the Oregon Department of Revenue, WorkSource, Oregon, the Social Security Administration, and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.