LEAP:  LACBA’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program for Veterans


Welcome to LEAP
LACBA’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program for Veterans

LACBA’s Veterans Legal Services Project announces an exciting new expansion to its services for veterans.  Through LEAP, we will offer legal education and legal assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to aid with small business development. 

Nationally, LEAP partners with Syracuse’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and international law firms, to offer direct legal services to disabled veterans and women veteran graduates of two of Syracuse’s nationwide entrepreneur program for veterans. LEAP and Syracuse also offer a series of video workshops, presented by Orrick, designed to provide legal guidance to veteran entrepreneurs.

Locally, in collaboration with a number of prominent law firms, LEAP has launched a free hotline and in August is hosting a series of virtual workshops and legal clinics to support the county’s veteran entrepreneurs in their time of need.

I’m a Veteran Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner, and I need guidance:

  • Do you have a general legal question? Are you seeking general guidance? 
    Click here to fill out our intake form and access our LEAP Hotline.

  • Do you want to participate in a LIVE, VIRTUAL Workshop and Clinic?
    Join us every Thursday evening in August for a free legal clinic- learn your options and receive a free consultation with a pro bono attorney.

  • August 6, 2020 ~ Employer Rights
    Navigating a changed work environment. Adapting for the future.

    August 13, 2020 ~ Bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 vs. Chapter 11. What’s the difference?

    August 20, 2020 ~ Intellectual Property
    Patents, and Trademarks, and Copyrights. Oh My.

    August 27, 2020 ~ Business Formation
    Starting a business? What type of entity

    5:00 – 6:00 PM: Self-Help Workshops; 6:00 – 7:00 PM: One-on-One Consultations with Pro Bono Attorneys

  • While you’re waiting, are you thinking of starting your own business and want to learn general information and concepts regarding Forming a Business, Employer Considerations, Contracts, or Intellectual Property?
    Fill out the brief survey below to access our pre-recorded LEAP Video Series* presented by Orrick.
  • *Videos are intended to provide a general overview and are not reflective of California-specific Law

    In partnership with Syracuse’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families and Orrick, LEAP presents a series of educational workshops to help address common business questions and get you started.  If you are a veteran entrepreneur or small business owner, please submit the form below to access the first video in the series, a discussion about Business Formation.

Are you a military service member or veteran?

Are you disabled?

Monthly income:

Your Age:

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