Our Services

The 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