General Guidelines for Client Eligibility

To qualify for assistance, you must:

  • have a business plan (or be willing to create one,) and
  • be unable to afford the legal services that you need.

To determine your income eligibility, we will consider your personal income and expenses, as well as the income, expenses, and nature of the proposed or existing business for which you are seeking services.  Note that eligibility of non-profit ventures and UW or ITHS technology spin-off projects are assessed by different criteria.

Roughly, personal income guidelines are as follows:

Number of persons in family: Income must be at or below:
1
$21,660
2
$29,140
3
$36,620
4
$44,100
5
$51,580
6
$59,060
7
$66,540
8
$74,020

For more detail on how we apply these guidelines to different kinds of entrepreneurial ventures, please follow the links above.  You may also contact us at

Last updated 8/13/2013