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CLIMB provides pro bono (free) business law legal services to historically under-represented entrepreneurs and small business owners of limited means.  CLIMB prioritizes services for people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


Eligible business owners can receive free legal assistance from volunteer lawyers on non-litigation business law matters, such as business formation, contracts, commercial leases and more.


  • Learn more about available legal services here.

  • Learn more about eligibility guidelines and how to apply for services here.


CLIMB seeks to advance economic mobility and social justice in our local community by expanding access to the legal system in Charlotte. 


  • CLIMB partners with a growing list of referral sources to reach under-resourced entrepreneurs and small business owners.

  • CLIMB utilizes a network of volunteer lawyers from Charlotte law firms and corporate legal departments to provide free non-litigation business law services directly to eligible clients. 


CLIMB strives to be part of a well-organized supportive network for entrepreneurs that contributes to a growth in the number of minority-owned small businesses in the Charlotte area.

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