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Connect Legal is a registered charity formed to provide legal education and assistance to low-resource immigrants engaged in launching and growing independent businesses. Connect Legal provides educational services to hard working immigrant entrepreneurs by way of seminars and the dissemination of legal knowledge. Connect Legal also matches low-resource immigrant entrepreneurs with volunteer commercial lawyers who provide pro bono (free) commercial law services. (Please note that Connect Legal does not provide assistance with non-commercial, litigation or insolvency matters.)

To be accepted to the Connect Legal Volunteer Lawyer Matching Program, you must:

  • Be an immigrant who has been granted permission to remain in Canada;
  • Be operating or launching a viable business;
  • Be unable to afford legal services as determined by our economic guidelines; and
  • Complete an application and provide all required documentation.

You can download the application and find out more about Connect Legal at www.connectlegal.ca.

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Connect Legal Releases Guide to Starting a Small Business

The Legal Guide to Starting a Small Business in Ontario is meant to provide an overview of some of the legal issues you should be thinking of as a small business owner.

Posted:
April 24, 2014

Upcoming public workshops, Fall 2013: Legal Issues for Small Businesses

October 16 @ 6 p.m - 8 p.m., Toronto Public Library - Parkdale Location, 1303 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-393-7686

October 23 @ 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Franchise Workshop, Toronto Public Library - Parkdale Location, 1303 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-393-7686

October 30 @ 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Microbusiness Workshop, Toronto Public Library - Parkdale Location, 1303 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-393-7686

November 7 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Enterprise Toronto, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St, North York, 416-395-7434

Connect Legal's "Legal Issues for Small Businesses" workshop covers essential legal topics everyone should know when you start and run your own small business.

Posted:
September 20, 2013

Free Connect Legal Seminars: Legal Issues for Small Business

When: July 16th, 1pm
Where: Woodgreen Community Services
815 Danforth Ave, Suite 100

When: July 19th, 9:30am
Where: Toronto Employment and Social Services
100 Consilium Place, 10th Floor, Scarborough

Connect Legal is presenting Legal Issues for Small Business Seminars on July 16th in Toronto and July 19th in Scarborough.

Posted:
July 03, 2013

Free workshops on legal issues for small businesses

Workshops are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thorncliffe Park Branch - Oct. 4: 6:30 P.M - 8:30 P.M
  • Riverdale Branch - Oct. 18: 6:30 P.M - 8:30 P.M
  • Agincourt Branch - Oct. 30: 6:30 P.M - 8:30 P.M
  • Downsview Branch - Nov. 8: 1:00 P.M - 2:30 P.M

Connect Legal is a registered charity formed to provide legal education and assistance to low-resource immigrants engaged in launching and growing independent businesses. As part of this mandate, they are offerring a workshop series at public libraries across Toronto.

Posted:
September 12, 2012