SLATE American Job Center (AJC) offers no cost legal assistance to entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, from launching a start-up to growing an existing enterprise. Recently, SLATE added Legal Clinics to its toolbox of services, designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with solutions to legal challenges and offer significant savings in associated costs.
The first Legal Clinic is scheduled for February 19, 2015, followed by nine more sessions before the end of June 2015 –on March 5, 19, April 2, 16, 30, May 14, 28 and June 11, 25.Each session will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at SLATE, 1520 Market Street, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103.
Legal Clinics are one-on-one 30-minute sessions, provided by experienced business attorneys from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri at absolutely no charge. Questions frequently discussed include entity formation, intellectual property, commercial leases, zoning compliance, employment issues, and customer and supplier contracts, among others.
Legal Clinics are made possible through the Entrepreneurs' Business Legal Assistance Program (EBLAP) - a partnership between SLATE, the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC), Small Business Empowerment Centers (SBEC) and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM). The program will primarily serve dislocated or laid off workers from the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.Watch for an EBLAP Calendar of Workshops to be posted soon on SLATE's website at www.stlworks.com. For more information and to register, please contact Tiffany Todd, at (314) 657-3547.
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment