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Law firm offering pro bono legal advice for small businesses during COVID

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 01:23:23-04

BOISE, Idaho — Smith + Malek law firm is offering pro bono virtual legal sessions for small businesses suffering from COVID-19.

The law firm teamed up with Lawyers for Good Government, a nonprofit network of over 125,000 legal advocates across the country.

“They get set up with a consultation with an attorney who is well versed in legal issues that are tired up with the COVID-19 situation and pandemic,” Co-owner of Smith + Malek, Tara Malek says.

Smith + Malek will hold 45-minute long video meetings to help small business owners and nonprofits in Idaho. They want to help them navigate the COVID-19 economic crisis make them aware of different relief programs.

A couple of the legal advice topics Smith + Malek can help with are how to pay vendors and rental/lease agreements.

“All of those issues are ones that we can help address in addition to helping them navigate what resources are available,” Malek says.

Small businesses can reach out to Smith + Malek on their website to fill out a form and set up an appointment.