Advocate Training (free CLE): Representing Non-Profits and Small Business Start Ups

Location: Online or in-person at our Akron or Youngstown offices

Free and open to attorneys and advocates: 2.75 CLE General credit hours have been requested from the Supreme Court of Ohio (Ohio only)

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Learn the basics of representing and assisting non-profit organizations and small business start ups. Topics include:

  • Pros and cons of various types of business incorporations
  • Completing and submitting required forms
  • The importance of community development, and more.


Detailed Time Schedule:

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Representing Non-Profits & Small Business Start-Ups

- Jerry Bryan, Esq., Henderson, Covington, Messenger, Newman & Thomas Co., LPA

  • Basics of how to represent and assist non-profit organizations and small business start-ups
  • Basic corporate forms


2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break


2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Moderated Panel Presentation: Exploring the needs of non-profits and small businesses and how Legal Aid can assist either through its Neighborhood Law Project or Pro Bono resources. Focused topics include community development, supporting minority owned businesses, post-incorporation support, and community resources.

Jerry Bryan, Esq. Henderson, Covington, Messenger, Newman & Thomas Co., LPA 

Gail Wilson, MCCAP Director of Akron Urban League

Misty Rogers, Regional Director for MBAC-Akron 

Douglas Moseley, Interim Dir. University of Akron SEED Clinic

Raymont Johnson, Director of Family Matters Resource Center

Moderator: John Petit, Managing Attorney, Community Legal Aid


Attend online or in-person. Limited in-person seating available in our Akron and Youngstown offices.