SBLC Law Day Clinic for LLC Formation

The YLS and the Lewis & Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) will soon hold an LLC formation event focused on serving low-income women entrepreneurs, many of whom are also immigrants and people of color.

Our goal for this dynamic event is to serve two dozen clients. Volunteer attorneys will meet clients for 55-minute sessions on Thursday, April 30 from 10:30am to 6pm at the SBLC in downtown Portland.

Each volunteer attorney will help each client with these tasks: (1) ensuring that an LLC is the right business entity for the client; (2) filing Articles of Organization with the Oregon Secretary of State; (3) drafting and explaining an operating agreement; and/or (4) filing for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) with the IRS.

Some of these tasks may need to be completed after the initial 55-minute session. The estimated time commitment is around four to ten hours, depending on the experience of the volunteer attorney, the number of LLC members and the complexity of the operating agreement. Volunteer attorneys who are low on time or who lack ample experience with LLC formation may choose to represent a client regarding the formation of a single-member LLC.

Volunteers will be provided with resources on LLC formation, so no prior experience with LLC formation is required. Aside from being licensed to practice law in Oregon, volunteer attorneys need only be courteous, punctual, and enthusiastic about pro bono work.

More information about the event can be found in this article. To indicate an interest in serving clients at our event, please complete our volunteer attorney preregistration form, linked below. Please also feel free to contact Ioana Lavric, event liaison, at with any questions.


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Thursday, April 30, 2020

10:30am - 6:00pm

Lewis & Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic
310 SW Fourth Ave., Ste. 1018, Portland