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CLIMB seeks to engage a broad range of law firms, corporate legal departments and attorneys to join this initiative,

motivated to serve those in the Charlotte community who cannot afford access to the legal system on their own.



CLIMB is hosting a clinic on July 31, 2024 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Valeria C. Woodard Center at 3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC.  We are currently seeking volunteers who are interested in helping local minority or women-owned small businesses get access to funding.  Attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals with experience in corporate law are encouraged to sign up.

The clinic will be in partnership with the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development.  CLIMB volunteers will provide 15-20 minute consultations with small business owners by reviewing their corporate hygiene to ensure their readiness for to apply for grants and loans.  This will include:

  • Review of the Secretary of State website to identify whether the entity is in good standing

  • Filing DBAs

  • Review to ensure all annual reports due have been filed

  • Change of address

  • Provide follow-up information for those in need of continued CLIMB services, such as drafting of an operating agreement


Interested?  Register here:



CLIMB is seeking law firms and attorneys to provide pro bono legal advice to pre-screened clients in the following areas:

  • Business Entity Formation

  • Corporate Governance

  • Financing Transactions

  • Commercial Leases

  • Contracts

  • Employment Matters


CLIMB screens potential clients and connects matters to volunteer law firms or attorneys.

Interested attorneys may learn more about volunteering with CLIMB by emailing

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