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June, 2022

  1. FAQ: How do I Apply to Become a Client with the Community Development Clinic?

    June 30, 2022 by lowens

    By CDC Staff

    The Community Development Clinic (CDC) accepts applications from those interested in receiving pro bono (no cost) legal services on a rolling basis. In order to apply to be a client at the CDC, please complete the below application and submit it and the required attachments at your earliest convenience.

    The application asks for your information, as well as information about your business. It asks questions about your organization background and the services you provide. Finally, it asks for the reason you are applying to receive services with the clinic. Once we receive your application, we will review it and follow-up about whether or not we’ll be able to further pursue your application.

    Unfortunately, the CDC cannot accommodate every applicant and we receive more requests for services than we are able to accept. We consider a range of factors when deciding whether to accept a client, including resources and capacity and learning opportunities for students.

    While we cannot guarantee that your application will be successful, we do find it helpful when applicants are as informative as possible in regards to the questions asked on the application.

    Este aplicativo também está disponível em português.

    You may submit your completed application by:

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    Community Development Clinic
    University of Massachusetts School of Law
    333 Faunce Corner Road
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747

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  2. CDC Pro Bono Service Used as Model For Local Universities

    June 29, 2022 by lowens

    By CDC Staff

    In May 2021, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported that a special program developed between the Community Development Program and the Cannabis Control Commission was to be used as a model for other programs at universities to include Tufts, Northeastern and Boston University. The program utilized the services of the CDC to bring legal services to equity program participants otherwise outside of the scope of the Cannabis Control Commission.

    Law students assisted clients by providing comprehensive legal services and advice for their small businesses, including working closely with clients to understand business objectives and to explore the legal implications of their business organization. Working with clients, students drafted documents such as articles of organization, operating agreements, and by-laws.

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