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HB Communities for Change

Creating Economic Mobility. Together.

Our mission.

HB Communities for Change is committed to promoting economic empowerment among qualifying underrepresented businesses, including minority-owned businesses and nonprofits, in under-resourced communities across the county. We provide pro bono legal representation designed to empower these enterprises, spur job creation, and expand opportunities for wealth and equity.

What we do.

We help these businesses meet their legal needs on a pro bono basis so they can grow their enterprises and move to the next level.

We can assist with:

  • Business formation
  • Contracts
  • Employment advice
  • Intellectual property
  • Minority business certifications

Please note: Only business-related legal assistance is available through this program. Other legal service requests such as wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, civil disputes, or criminal defense, among others, will not be considered through this program.

What our entrepreneurs are saying.

Are you a small business or entrepreneur seeking pro bono legal assistance? Apply to Communities for Change today!

We look to assist businesses that are currently low-revenue and high-potential. Ideal Communities for Change applicants are underrepresented small businesses and entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities with viable, revenue-generating companies looking to expand and employ, and who are unable to afford legal services.

Communities for Change applications are only accepted between the 1st and the 15th of the month. If you are interested in applying for this program, please apply between the 1st and the 15th using the online application.

Apply Today

Please closely monitor your email for our decision. If you are selected, you will receive a link to complete the second step.

For us, it’s personal.

Our team is proud not only to represent driven and empowered entrepreneurs, but to partner with them as they grow their businesses. When they succeed, we do too. Explore our broader pro bono client successes to learn how Husch Blackwell is advancing access to justice.

Our numbers speak for themselves.
(statistics as of June 2024)
Communities for Change clients
Hours spent on matters
Value of attorney work

My company is in the cannabis space where it is sink or swim for minority entrepreneurs. And finding good, affordable legal support has been very difficult for me. HB is walking me through a comprehensive review of my corporate structure and helping position us best to raise money. The program has been great for us.

Jarell Wall, Co-Founder & CEO, Gentleman Quinns
February 24, 2022
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