Innovate Capital Business Law Clinic accepting applications for clients for Fall 2023

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RALEIGH –Campbell Law School’sInnovate Capital Business Law Clinic is looking for a few good entrepreneurs or start-ups to receive free legal services in the fall of 2023. The clinic and its student attorneys strive to provide area businesses with specialized legal services needed to scale and grow.   

Clinic DirectorBenji Jonesutilizes decades of experience working with start-ups to supervise up to eight third-yearCampbell Lawstudents. The Clinic is located inRaleigh Foundedin the Raleigh warehouse district.  

“We are looking for about a dozen start-up businesses,” said Jones, who is also the Clinic’s co-founder. “The value of the free services they receive may range from several thousand dollars to more than $10,000.”  

Interested applicants should complete anonline questionnaireat this link: as soon as possible. Selections will be madein August 2023.  

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:  

  • The business or project meets North Carolina bar standards for being eligible for the pro bono legal services the Clinic provides; 
  • The business or project matches the business law experience of the Clinic Director; 
  • The business or project provides potential educational value to the students.  

In the past, the Clinic has provided start-up internet, software, biomedical and publishing clients with a range of services, including:  

  • Counseled founder groups;  
  • Organized corporations and limited liability companies; 
  • Written employee and contractor agreements;  
  • Created equity compensation plans;  
  • Prepared NDAs, license agreements and other contracts; 
  • Provided term sheets for financings.  

Each Clinic client is assigned two law students, who are supervised by Jones.  

“The Clinic helps bridge classroom learning and the hands-on practice of law,” Jones added. “We help entrepreneurs navigate initial lifecycles and solve real world legal problems. We look forward to the day the ‘next big thing’ emerges from our collaboration.” 

Questions regarding the Clinic should be directed to Jones  


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