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Free legal consults available on business issues

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and LegalCORPS will offer a free brief advice clinic that connects clients in the Brainerd area, via video conferencing, with business lawyers in Minneapolis.

Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal consultations to small business owners throughout Minnesota via video conferencing. This unique pro bono service will give small business owners the opportunity to ask experienced business attorneys questions about business formation, leases, contracts, employee issues and similar business law topics.

Video conferencing technology allows clients to feel as though they are in the room with the attorneys who are in fact many miles away. This creative “virtual clinic” will allow clients to access free brief-advice legal assistance without having to travel to one of LegalCORPS’s in-person clinics.

Appointments are being taken from small business owners, prospective business owners or non-profits to get free 30-minute consultations from business lawyers through the SBC at Central Lakes College.

To participate, you must pre-register for a 30-minute session. To pre-register, contact the SBDC at 218-855-8140 or

If a client needs more assistance than a 30-minute session can provide, referrals will be made to local legal firms for further representation or the client may apply for and, if he or she is income-eligible, receive full-representation assistance arranged by LegalCORPS.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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