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Free Legal Consultations & Trainings for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and Women-Owned Small Businesses

5 Aug 2020 5:47 PM | Serin Ngai (Administrator)

 REGISTER NOW! (See schedule of sessions below; choose the date of your session or search by name to register)

The series, funded by the UW Population Health Initiative, will kick off July 29 and run through November. It will feature one-one-one free legal consults and group negotiation trainings for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are BIPOC (black, Indigenous or people of color), LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) and/or women. The free legal consults will be offered virtually every other Wednesday evening for the next few months. Although the legal consults and negotiation training sessions are free,registration through the Seattle Public Library is required (search desired date).

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. If you have questions about this initiative or your small business needs help with trademark, patent or company formation issues, please contact the UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic or learn more here.

Legal consults and topics fall on the following dates:

Virtual Office Hours – Employment Law Consults:

Virtual Office Hours – Intellectual Property Law Consults:

Virtual Office Hours – Corporate Law Consults:

Negotiation trainings and topics fall on the following dates:

August 5, 4-6 p.m. – Introduction to Negotiations
August 19, 4-6 p.m. – Single Issue Negotiations
September 2, 4-6 p.m. – Negotiations with Multiple Issues
September 16, 4-6 p.m. – Influence Tactics and Advanced Negotiation Strategies
September 30, 4-6 p.m. – Multi-party Negotiations

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