Entrepreneurial Law Clinic: Becoming A Client
Thank you for your interest in the ELC. The ELC accepts applications on an on-going, rolling basis. While we hope that we can assist you, our resources are limited. If you have pressing legal needs, please do not wait for ELC assistance and seek other legal assistance. The ELC is only staffed and available to assist entrepreneurs from early September through the end of April.
The ELC selects applicants on the basis of all four of the following criteria:
All client selection decisions are subject to the ELC staffing availability and are made solely with the ELC Director’s approval.
Note: The ELC is educationally oriented and is staffed by law students who lack the practical legal experience of professional counsel. Supervision is provided by the ELC Professor in collaboration with generous oversight from attorneys from experienced attorneys in the Boulder and Denver area. The ELC does not charge for its services, although clients must pay costs associated with ELC work (e.g., state filing fees for entity formation). The ELC students interact directly with clients to provide legal advice and other transactional assistance. The ELC provides various types of assistance, including:
Because they are outside the scope of the ELC program, the ELC does NOT provide legal assistance in the following areas:
Applications are accepted throughout the year, but the ELC is only fully staffed from September through April. Submission of an application does NOT create an attorney/client relationship between the applicant and the ELC. To apply for ELC assistance:
Acceptance Process: The four steps listed below must be completed before the ELC can accept and commence work for an applicant. During months that the ELC is staffed, the following client selection process is typically completed within two to three weeks of application receipt. All client selection decisions are subject to ELC staffing availability and are solely within the ELC Director’s discretion.