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TYSONS CORNER, VA.—For a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, lack of access to basic legal advice can be an obstacle to fulfilling a dream.
But it shouldn’t be. With that in mind, Womble Carlyle and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s National Capital Region Chapter (formerly WMACCA) are partnering on Project Thrive, a joint pro bono program to provide Northern Virginia small business owners and entrepreneurs of limited economic means with legal assistance relating to organizing or operating a business. The program is designed to allow corporate counsel and firm attorneys to provide pro bono clients with the same kind of transactional advice and counseling (rather than disputes or litigation) that they’ve honed in their commercial practices. The Community Business Partnership in Springfield, Va. and the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center also are providing assistance.
ACC members and Womble Carlyle attorneys held an initial meeting on February 10th at Womble Carlyle’s Northern Virginia office. More than 20 ACC member attorneys representing a number of organizations participated.
Attorney John Gambaccini is leading the firm’s participation in this pro bono program. For more information, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 394-2228.