Our Services

The Business Law Clinic may assist clients with the following:
  • Answering general legal questions regarding small business or non-profit matters
  • Reviewing an existing contract or lease and explaining what it means to the client
  • Explaining the difference between various business structures including a sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation
  • Other business oriented legal advice related to a client’s unique legal issue
The Clinic may draft legal documents, including: 
  • Constitution, by-laws and incorporation forms for a non-profit society
  • Articles, resolutions, registers and share certificates for a private company
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Non-competition Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Supplier Agreements
  • Offers of employment
  • Privacy Policies
  • Other documents as determined by the supervising lawyer
The Clinic cannot assist clients with:
  • Litigation, court or tribunal work
  • Matters that cannot be completed by the end of the current academic term
  • Matters requiring a trust account (e.g. purchase or sale of business, conveyance)
  • Matters outside the legal jurisdiction of British Columbia
  • Matters involving a conflict of interest for the Clinic
  • Matters involving more than $75,000
  • Debt collection
  • Matters addressed by the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program or other clinical programs at the Allard School of Law
  • Any file in which the supervising lawyer makes a determination that a law student cannot properly assist the client under the circumstances

Other Resources

If the your matter is not covered by the Business Law Clinic, you may find assistance with the following programs:

Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP)

Access Pro Bono

Lawyer Referral Service