Small Business Legal Resources for COVID Questions

Bet Tzedek and LA Represents help small business owners in Los Angeles find free legal resources to address problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re here for you.  Here’s how:

RESOURCES, FLYERS, AND FAQS: Please click here to access updated information on tax relief for small businesses, employments rights in the pandemic, loan resources, alternative business models and more. Free to everyone.

WEBINARS: Please click here for our schedule of webinars. We will be offering both general business law education and COVID-specific programming. Registration required. Free to everyone.

ONE-ON-ONE LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Small businesses seeking legal counsel for legal issues may submit an application for assistance. Priority will be given to businesses in under-served communities. If your small business has an urgent legal need that is unrelated to the current COVID-19 pandemic email rettinger@bettzedek.org for assistance.

 

Small Business COVID-19 Assistance Application

Step 1 of 2

  • Eligibility Requirements

    Business owners whose current household income is less than $8,500 per month AND who have less than $50,000 in liquid assets (cash, bonds, etc.). If you are not sure if you qualify for free services, please submit your information anyway. We will contact you and work with you to help you access the resources you need.
  • PART I - PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • PART II - BUSINESS INFORMATION

  • PART III - PRIOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION

  • Have you already consulted another attorney or legal organization for legal assistance? If so, please provide:

  • PART IV – CURRENT COVID-19 LEGAL ISSUE

  • Please list all other people, organizations, or companies that may be involved in your legal matter(s). For example, if you need help with a commercial lease, please provide the name of the landlord.
  • PART V – INFORMATION CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR PRO BONO LEGAL ASSISTANCE

  • PART VI – REFERRAL INFORMATION

  • Bet Tzedek may request additional information and documentation to determine eligibility for free legal services, including but not limited to tax returns and a business plan. APPLICANT STATEMENT AND AUTHORIZATION By clicking the submit button below, I acknowledge that I am applying to Bet Tzedek Legal Services for help finding pro bono legal (volunteer) assistance. I understand that Bet Tzedek itself cannot provide me with legal representation or advice, and that Bet Tzedek is collecting information from me and may discuss my case with me solely for the purposes of (1) determining my eligibility for pro bono legal assistance; (2) assessing whether, in Bet Tzedek's discretion, the legal matter(s) I present are appropriate for pro bono legal assistance; and (3) attempting to find pro bono legal assistance for me. I also understand that: · Bet Tzedek may not be able to find pro bono legal assistance for me, and there is no assurance that Bet Tzedek or the law firms participating in Bet Tzedek's Small Business Development Project will be able to advise or represent me. · Bet Tzedek cannot respond to crises, and cannot guarantee the length of time it may take to find a volunteer attorney, or to determine that pro bono legal assistance is not available or that the legal matter(s) presented are not appropriate for pro bono legal assistance. I further acknowledge that Bet Tzedek may share the information I provide in this application, including information I provide in my discussions with Bet Tzedek's staff and in any other documents or records I provide to Bet Tzedek, with law firm staff and/or with volunteer attorneys. Bet Tzedek will share this information solely for the purpose of enabling law firm staff and/or volunteer attorneys to consider whether to represent me pro bono. While legal assistance provided to me by Bet Tzedek and Bet Tzedek’s volunteers and partner organizations is free, I am responsible for other expenses related to this matter, which may include, but are not limited to, fees associated with government or regulatory filings, costs related to government publication requirements, and charges for services provided by third-party service providers. I am providing an Intake Form to support my application. I understand that Bet Tzedek, volunteer attorneys, and law firms participating in Bet Tzedek's Small Business Development Project are relying on the accuracy of the Intake Form and all of the information I provide. I affirm that all of the information I am providing in the Intake Form is true and correct.

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