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Justice Action Center

Help an immigrant entrepreneur pick the right form of business entity

Help an immigrant entrepreneur to start their business with the right type of business entity.

Posted February 5, 2021

Background & Context

An entrepreneur can know what type of business they want to create without knowing whether that business is best formed as a sole proprietorship, an LLC, a corporation, or a not-for-profit.

Immediate Problem

An entrepreneur is ready to take the next step toward starting her business, and she needs practical advice on her options for type of business entity.

Work & Deliverables

We need a laywer to talk with an entrepreneur and ask questions to determine potential business forms and to advise this entrepreneur about the practical implications of her options.

Once a business type is identified, the volunteer ideally would answer any questions about paperwork filing that the entrepreneur has. But if that is too much, the business advising is the important first step.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • A check in call with the project coordinator + scheduling support from staff

Collaboration Phase

  • Advising on the filing of paperwork / business formation, if you are available.
  • Advising the immigrant entrepreneur about business entities

Wrap Up

  • Final check-in with project coordinator.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: California
  • Required Languages: None
  • Signup Deadline: February 18, 2021
  • Mentoring Provided: Yes
  • Supervision Provided: No
Justice Action Center

Justice Action Center is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting for greater justice for immigrant communities by combining litigation and storytelling. There is tremendous unmet need in the litigation landscape for immigrant communities. JAC is committed to bringing additional litigation resources to bear to address unmet needs in currently underserved areas. There is also untapped potential in how litigation can be combined with digital strategies to empower clients and change the corrosive narrative around immigrants. Communications content around litigation that focuses primarily on putting forward legal voices to talk about immigrants does not have the same authentic voice as putting forward immigrants as the protagonists. JAC will focus on the creation of original content that amplifies immigrant voices. We believe that real change will come only when a larger base of supporters are activated on immigration issues—only then will courthouse wins pave the way for lasting change. JAC will partner with direct service providers and organizers to leverage the power of the existing landscape of immigrants’ rights organizations and also to fill in holes where impact litigation should be brought (but currently isn’t), or where communications and digital expertise could help reshape the narrative around immigration and immigrants.

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