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ProfileSmall Business Attorney (Economic Development) Responsibilities: Provide the following individualized legal services, among others, to Small Business Legal Clinic clients: Contract drafting, LLC and corporation formation. Advice regarding business legal structure selection, business taxation, business licenses and permits, copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and employment law. Staff one or two drop-in events per month (2+ hours each), most of which occur on Saturday mornings or weekday evenings. Attend community outreach events, possibly outside of normal working hours. Assist the executive director and program manager in shaping the Small Business Legal Clinic’s direction and strategy. If desired, assist with fundraising, social media, and building relationships with partner organizations.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must either (i) be licensed to practice law in New York State or (ii) expect to be licensed by February 2018. An at least basic understanding of each of the following areas of law is strongly preferred: LLCs, employment law, copyright, trademark, and income taxation. Classroom or work experience in at least one of the following areas of law: securities law, crowdfunding, social enterprises, construction law, patents, commercial landlord-tenant law, business divorce, business insurance, and commercial real estate leases. Must be driven to help low-income people rise out of poverty.
Start date: January/February 2018
Job ID: 38285976. Send Letter detailing interest in and qualifications for the position (1-2 pages), Resume (1 page), Official law school transcript, if graduated in 2015 or later with redacted work product sample (e.g., memo, contract, brief).