The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) will hold a free small business legal clinic this month for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines.

The clinic, which will be held at 5 p.m. March 16 at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. in Dallas, will assist residents with legal counsel on starting and organizing a new business; drafting contracts and leases; legal advice regarding business permits, licenses and regulations; and referrals to lenders and other assistance programs.

If residents need assistance before or after the small business clinic, they can attend one of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s other legal clinics. DVAP is a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. For a list of other clinics click here.