WHY OUR WORK MATTERS
According to extensive research by the American Bar Association, adequate legal services are not reaching low-income and moderate-income people. Insufficient financial resources and lack of legal knowledge stand as barriers to adequate legal services.
Good Counsel Services goes beyond just legal advice. We host a number of college interns from all around the world who are interested in exploring consulting. We also provide counseling to other nonprofit organizations.
Good Counsel is part of a growing movement to break down these financial and knowledge-based barriers in order to increase access to legal services.
Without proper support, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs can endanger their important work. We believe in a preventive legal philosophy – we set our clients up for success from the very beginning in order to safeguard their success in accomplishing both their social mission and business goals.
Because we are a nonprofit that receives funding from foundations, institutions, and individual donors, we are able to provide our clients with affordable, quality legal services.
We help our clients discover and set up the legal structures that fit best with their emerging venture and will protect their safety and interests in the future. Through our work for our clients during the incubation and early stages of their ideas, we prevent conflicts instead of just responding to them.