Information for Clients
The ELC generally works with clients in four main areas:
There are no fees for the ELC’s services, but clients are responsible for out-of-pocket expenses such as incorporation, patent, copyright, or trademark registration/filing fees.
- APPLY: Applications accepted on a rolling basis
- INITIAL MEETING
- AUDIT MEMORANDUM
- FOLLOW-UP MEETING
In determining whether a business is eligible for free legal services through the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, we consider the following factors:
- The household income and family size of the business owner(s)
- The revenue of the business, if any
- The business owner(s)’s access to credit and capital
- The benefit that the business will provide to the community
Preference is given to low-income individuals. We will take into consideration extenuating circumstances and special needs when evaluating an applicant’s income eligibility (i.e. child care, required educational expenses, child support or alimony, special employment expenses, and other financial obligations).
Please fill out either the For-Profit Client Application or the Non-Profit Client
Application. You can then print the application for your records and either
email a .pdf of your application to
or mail a hard copy to:
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
University of Washington School of Law
William H. Gates Hall | Box 353020
Seattle, Washington 98195-3020
As a business owner, moving forward aggressively but mindfully is really important so knowing all of the potential risks and then knowing all of the legal steps helps us to be more strategic about what we do and how we decide to do it.
- Libby Ludlow, Founder at Z-girls
What the ELC does is amazing. Lawyers and law students volunteer their valuable time to give you fantastic legal guidance for FREE! Besides giving us guidance to help found Impel, the folks at the ELC gave me a crash course in intellectual property law which has been critical in advancing almost every aspect of our business.
– John Hoekman, Ph.D. Founder and CSO, Impel NeuroPharma
The students and lawyers asked me questions about every possible aspect of my business. They helped point me in the right direction. I’ve been thrilled to work with the clinic. They helped teach me how to ‘talk the talk’ in wholesale, and its really paid off.
– Kristine Wraspir, Owner, Fat Cat Fudge
This new public safety camera program in the Chinatown-International District was truly a community collaboration and required help from all of our partners. The UW Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic provided critical support in our planning for the functioning of this system—which is now operational and giving our small businesses a renewed sense of safety.
-Don Blakeney, Executive Director, Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area
We’ve been very fortunate to find a great partner and resource in the UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.
-Quang Nguyen, Senior Economic Development Specialist and Manager of Hing Hay Coworks, SCIDpda