BLG Business Venture Clinic
Supported by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, the BLG Business Venture Clinic is a student-run, pro bono legal clinic at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law that provides free legal information to Calgary’s entrepreneurs.
Through the clinic, law students are paired with local entrepreneurs in need of legal service or information. To complete the work, students collaborate with BLG lawyers, who provide guidance and feedback to ensure the work provided is complete and accurate.
The BLG Business Venture Clinic provides entrepreneurs, startups and growth companies with free legal assistance. Students of the clinic can:
- Prepare memos providing information on various legal questions that typically arise in entrepreneurial companies, such as legal issues connected with early round financings, corporate governance considerations, the pros and cons of various business structures, employment and intellectual property issues; and
- Generate drafts of basic corporate-commercial agreements and legal documents, such as Articles of Incorporation, Corporate By-laws, Employment Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Subscription Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, and basic License Agreements.
The goal of the BLG Business Venture Clinic is to enhance the student’s education experience by providing valuable mentorship from BLG lawyers, while allowing them to connect with clients and apply their burgeoning legal knowledge in real-life situations.