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Start Small Think Big

COVID-19 Assistance Request Form

The COVID-19 Pro Bono Collaborative, a growing network of trusted top-tier law firms, corporations and other legal service providers across the country, is providing a highly coordinated, emergency response to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations survive the economic impact of COVID-19. This collaborative will provide remote legal and financial clinics and one-on-one sessions on the COVID-19 stimulus package and similar programs as well as COVID-19 related legal issues.


Please complete this form to request a COVID-19 Consultation with a volunteer attorney or financial professional. These consultations will be conducted via phone or video. Initial consultations will last 1-2 hours depending on your specific needs with the option for follow up consultations as necessary.


Upon completing this form, volunteers will be in touch with you directly to schedule your appointment.


All of the assistance we offer is free, as there are many lawyers and financial professionals who just want to help during the crisis. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us at response@startsmallthinkbig.org. We are working to respond as quickly as possible!


The COVID-19 Pro Bono Collaborative, a growing network of trusted top-tier law firms, corporations and other legal service providers across the country, is providing a highly coordinated, emergency response to help small businesses survive the economic impact of COVID-19. This collaborative will provide remote legal and financial clinics and one-on-one sessions on the COVID-19 stimulus package and similar programs as well as COVID-19 related legal issues.


Please complete this form to request a COVID-19 Consultation with a volunteer attorney or financial professional. These consultations will be conducted via phone or video. Initial consultations will last 1-2 hours depending on your specific needs with the option for follow up consultations as necessary.


Upon completing this form, volunteers will be in touch with you directly to schedule your appointment.


All of the assistance we offer is free, as there are many lawyers and financial professionals who just want to help during the crisis. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us at dmaxwell@dcbar.org. We are working to respond as quickly as possible!


Personal Information

If you need a Vietnamese or Spanish speaker and you are being referred by the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, please touch base with Felisa Ihly at (408)280-242. Once you receive confirmation that they will be able to help you, fill out the form and include that information within.

For more information, please email smallbusinesshelp@lawfoundation.org












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General Business Information




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PROFESSIONAL FinanciaL Assistance Request



Please note: Our volunteers are independent and have no stake in the loan process. They are just here to help!






Professional Legal Assistance Request

The following questions will help us determine where we may be able to match you with a lawyer or legal professional from top law firms and institutions who will work to assist you with the issues you note below. 



Professional Marketing Assistance Request



Business Details

Please provide answers to the following questions. This section is essential as it will provide volunteers the needed context to better assist you.



















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LIMITED SCOPE LEGAL or FINANCIAL SERVICES ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND UNDERSTANDING

Thank you for participating in the “COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses” consultation program (the “Program”) organized by Start Small Think Big (“SSTB”), a not-for-profit organization, in collaboration with multiple private law firms, companies, nonprofits, law schools, and other organizations (collectively, the “Partners”). The attorneys and financial professionals assisting with the Program (the “Volunteers”) are volunteering their time to SSTB.

This is an Acknowledgment among the Partners, the Volunteers and you. It contains the basic terms of this project to provide you with limited legal and/or financial advice and assistance so that you can better address your problem.

Scope of Advice: The Partners and the Volunteers are providing short-term limited legal services and/or general financial information/guidance to you. The Partners and the Volunteers are not representing you in any capacity. What they will do is provide you with assistance, general guidance and/or legal advice only with respect to issues related to your small business and the COVID-19 pandemic based on the information that you give to us.

Duration of Help: This arrangement to assist you will begin at the start of your scheduled consultation and will end immediately upon completion of your consultation. Unless agreed upon in writing, neither the Partners nor the Volunteers will help you in any capacity after the completion of your consultation, unless otherwise separately agreed. 

Declining to Advise: The Partners or the Volunteers may decline to advise you:

  1. if the Partners or the Volunteers have a conflict of interest – for example, if a Partner has already advised or provided legal representation to an opposing party in a case involving you, then that Partner has a legal conflict of interest, and cannot provide you with legal advice during your scheduled consultation or otherwise;
  2. if your legal problems are more complicated than the typical legal problems that we can handle responsibly within the scope of the Consultation; or
  3. for any other reason set forth in the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.

LIMITED SCOPE LEGAL or FINANCIAL SERVICES ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND UNDERSTANDING

Thank you for participating in the “COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses” consultation program (the “Program”) organized by Start Small Think Big (“SSTB”), a not-for-profit organization, in collaboration with multiple private law firms, companies, nonprofits, law schools, and other organizations (collectively, the “Partners”). The attorneys and financial professionals assisting with the Program (the “Volunteers”) are volunteering their time to SSTB.

This is an Acknowledgment among the Partners, the Volunteers and you. It contains the basic terms of this project to provide you with limited legal and/or financial advice and assistance so that you can better address your problem.

Scope of Advice: The Partners and the Volunteers are providing short-term limited legal services and/or general financial information/guidance to you and are representing you only to this extent. The Partners and the Volunteers are not representing you in any other capacity. What they will do is provide you with assistance, general guidance and/or legal advice only with respect to issues related to your small business and the COVID-19 pandemic based on the information that you give to us.

Duration of Help: This arrangement to assist you will begin at the start of your scheduled consultation and will end immediately upon completion of your consultation. Unless agreed upon in writing, neither the Partners nor the Volunteers will help you in any capacity after the completion of your consultation, unless otherwise separately agreed. 

Declining to Advise: The Partners or the Volunteers may decline to advise you:

  1. if the Partners or the Volunteers have a conflict of interest – for example, if a Partner has already advised or provided legal representation to an opposing party in a case involving you, then that Partner has a legal conflict of interest, and cannot provide you with legal advice during your scheduled consultation or otherwise;
  2. if your legal problems are more complicated than the typical legal problems that we can handle responsibly within the scope of the Consultation; or
  3. for any other reason set forth in the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

LIMITED SCOPE LEGAL or FINANCIAL SERVICES ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND UNDERSTANDING

Thank you for participating in the “COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses” consultation program (the “Program”) organized by Start Small Think Big (“SSTB”), a not-for-profit organization, in collaboration with multiple private law firms, companies, nonprofits, law schools, and other organizations (collectively, the “Partners”). The attorneys and financial professionals assisting with the Program (the “Volunteers”) are volunteering their time to SSTB.

This is an Acknowledgment among the Partners, the Volunteers and you. It contains the basic terms of this project to provide you with limited legal and/or financial advice and assistance so that you can better address your problem.

Scope of Advice: The Partners and the Volunteers are providing short-term limited legal services and/or general financial information/guidance to you. The Partners and the Volunteers are not representing you in any capacity. What they will do is provide you with assistance, general guidance and/or legal advice only with respect to issues related to your small business and the COVID-19 pandemic based on the information that you give to us.

Duration of Help: If you are matched with a Volunteer through the project and schedule a consultation, any assistance will begin at the start of your scheduled consultation and will end immediately upon completion of your consultation. Unless agreed upon in writing, neither the Partners nor the Volunteers will help you in any capacity after the completion of your consultation, unless otherwise separately agreed. 

Attorney’s Fee and Costs: There is no cost for these meetings.

Declining to Advise: The Partners or the Volunteers may decline to advise you:

  1. if the Partners or the Volunteers have a conflict of interest – for example, if a Partner has already advised or provided legal representation to an opposing party in a case involving you, then that Partner has a legal conflict of interest, and cannot provide you with legal advice during your scheduled consultation or otherwise;
  2. if your legal problems are more complicated than the typical legal problems that we can handle responsibly within the scope of the Consultation; or
  3. for any other reason set forth in the California Rules of Professional Conduct.

LIMITED SCOPE LEGAL or FINANCIAL SERVICES ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND UNDERSTANDING

Thank you for participating in the Financial Relief for Small Businesses consultation program (the “Program”) sponsored by Start Small Think Big and the DC Bar Pro Bono Center (together, the “Sponsors”), both not-for-profit  organizations, in collaboration with multiple private law firms (collectively, the “Partners”).  The attorneys assisting with the Program (the “Volunteers”) are volunteering their time to the Program.

This is an Acknowledgment among the Partners, the Volunteers and you. It contains the basic terms of this project to provide you with limited legal advice so that you can better address your problem.

Scope of Advice: The Partners and the Volunteers are providing short-term limited legal services to you. The Partners and the Volunteers are not representing you in any capacity. What they will do is provide you with legal advice only with respect to issues related to your small business and the COVID-19 pandemic based on the information that you give to us.

Duration of Help: This arrangement to assist you will begin at the start of your scheduled consultation and will end immediately upon completion of your consultation. Unless agreed upon in writing, neither the Partners nor the Volunteers will help you in any capacity after the completion of your consultation, unless otherwise separately agreed. 

Attorney’s Fee and Costs: There is no cost for these meetings.

Declining to Advise: The Partners or the Volunteers may decline to advise you:
  1. if the Partners or the Volunteers have a conflict of interest – for example, if a Partner has already advised or provided legal representation to an opposing party in a case involving you, then that Partner has a legal conflict of interest, and cannot provide you with legal advice during your scheduled consultation or otherwise;
  2. if your legal problems are more complicated than the typical legal problems that we can handle responsibly within the scope of the Consultation; or
  3. for any other reason set forth in the Rules of Professional Conduct of the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, as applicable.
If you do not fully understand this Notice, you should contact cedinfo@dcbar.org and ask for assistance.

LIMITED SCOPE LEGAL or FINANCIAL SERVICES ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND UNDERSTANDING

Thank you for participating in the Financial Relief for Small Businesses consultation program (the “Program”) sponsored by Start Small Think Big and the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center (together, the “Sponsors”), both not-for-profit  organizations, in collaboration with multiple private law firms (collectively, the “Partners”).  The attorneys assisting with the Program (the “Volunteers”) are volunteering their time to the Program.

This is an Acknowledgment among the Partners, the Volunteers and you. It contains the basic terms of this project to provide you with short term limited legal advice so that you can better address your problem.

Scope of Advice: The Partners and the Volunteers are providing short-term limited legal services to you. The Partners and the Volunteers are not representing you in any capacity. This means that only during the scheduled consultations, the Partners and the Volunteers will provide you with legal advice only with respect to issues related to your small business and the COVID-19 pandemic based on the information that you give to us.

Duration of Help: This arrangement to assist you will begin at the start of your scheduled consultation and will end immediately upon completion of that consultation. Unless agreed upon in writing, neither the Partners nor the Volunteers will help you in any capacity after the completion of your consultation, unless otherwise separately agreed. 

Attorney’s Fee and Costs: There is no cost for these meetings.

Declining to Advise: The Partners or the Volunteers may decline to advise you:
  1. if the Partners or the Volunteers have a conflict of interest – for example, if a Partner has already advised or provided legal representation to an opposing party in a case involving you, then that Partner has a legal conflict of interest, and cannot provide you with legal advice during your scheduled consultation or otherwise;
  2. if your legal problems are more complicated than the typical legal problems that we can handle responsibly within the scope of the Consultation;
  3. or for any other reason set forth in the Rules of Professional Conduct of the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, as applicable.

As the situation develops we are working with partners to attempt to serve needs identified in this form. By completing this form you acknowledge that completion of this form does not guarantee any form of service and that you may only be contacted once a match has been found. Please feel free to reach out at response@startsmallthinkbig.org if you have questions and we will attempt to respond as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience during this crisis.
As the situation develops we are working with partners to attempt to serve needs identified in this form. By completing this form you acknowledge that completion of this form does not guarantee any form of service and that you may only be contacted once a match has been found. Please feel free to reach out at dmaxwell@dcbar.org if you have questions and we will attempt to respond as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience during this crisis.

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