Free Legal Guidance for Small Businesses

Info From the Seattle Office of Economic Development

“The small business legal support services that we’ve been working on with Communities Rise are ready!”

COVID-19 Lease Amendment Toolkit: https://communities-rise.org/covid-19-resources/lease-amendment/

COVID-19 Legal Clinic intake form for businesses who are interested in meeting with a lawyer for a free 60-minute consultation: https://communities-rise.org/covid-19-resources/legal-inquiry/

General criteria to receive the services:

·        Must be a business with 50 employees or less

·        Must be a business adversely impacted by COVID-19

·        Must be a Washington State business

*Please note that any Seattle-based businesses who meet the above criteria and heard about this service through OED should check the “City of Seattle Office of Economic Development” box in the question, “How did you hear about this COVID-19 Legal Clinic?” near the end of the online intake form.

**Communities Rise offers phone interpretation support in many different languages. If interpretation support is needed, please be sure to select the language you need in the intake form.

*Please note that you’ll see a drop down menu at the top of the page where you can choose from a list of different languages. This link will also translate the downloadable forms except for the PowerPoint slides, the video, and the online intake form. You must go to the original link to properly access the PowerPoint slides, video and online intake form which are available in English only at this time. This link will not provide perfect translation but as information is quickly evolving, it is the quickest way to get access to this information in different languages.