Microbusiness and Nonprofit Support Program

SDVLP’s Microbusiness and Nonprofit Support Program (“MNSP”) provides legal services to low-income entrepreneurs and microbusinesses in San Diego, as well as to nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to serve disadvantaged, low-income San Diegans.

    Assistance to Microbusinesses and Low-income Entrepreneurs

    Staff and volunteer attorneys provide legal assistance to eligible microbusinesses in a variety of areas, including:

    • Business Entity Formation (LLCs, Partnerships, Sole Proprietorships, etc.)
    • Review and Drafting of Business Contracts
    • Lease Agreements
    • Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents
    • Employment Issues
    • Insurance
    • Permitting

    If you seek assistance with an existing small business or wish to start a new business, please click on the button below to download the Application for Legal Services (Microbusinesses), or call 619-235-5656, ext. 130.

    Application for Legal Services (Microbusinesses) Aplicación Para Servicios Legales (Microempresas).
    Assistance to Nonprofit Organizations

    Staff and volunteer attorneys provide assistance to eligible nonprofit organizations in a variety of areas, including:

    • Nonprofit Formation/Tax Exemption
    • Corporate Governance
    • Contracts
    • Lease Agreements
    • Employment
    • Insurance
    • Real Estate/Land Use

    If you seek assistance with an existing nonprofit organization or wish to start a new nonprofit organization that serves disadvantaged, low-income San Diegans, please click on the button below to download the Application for Legal Services (Nonprofit Organizations), or call 619-235-5656, ext. 130.

    Application for Legal Services (Nonprofit Organizations)

    Quarterly Nonprofit Legal Clinics

    For more information please contact Pro Bono Manager and Supervising Attorney, Jennifer Nelson at:

    (619) 235-5656, ext. 107    jnelson@sdvlp.org