Curtin University law students offer services to small businesses pro bono

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LAW school students from Curtin University will offer pro bono legal services to save small business owners thousands of dollars a year.

Final year law students recently started their first semester at the new John Curtin Law Clinic in Murray Street, Perth.

The students are supervised by qualified practising lawyers to gain practical skills and specialist knowledge.

The clinic helped 72 small business clients from February to August.

Of these, 41 were referred by the Small Business Development Corporation.

Savings in legal fees for each small business client ranged from $3000 to $9000 per matter.

“The small business sector involves more than 200,000 businesses in WA and provides more than 40 per cent of all private sector employment. This pro bono service can help small businesses grow and prosper,” Small Business Minister Paul Papalia said.

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