Pro Bono legal assistance is available for small businesses or non-profits with 25 or fewer employees in Connecticut.  As part of the nationwide program organized by Lawyers for Good Government, the Connecticut COVID-19 Small Business Virtual Legal Clinic was created and its mission is to help Connecticut’s entrepreneurs and small businesses that have suffered adversely from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free, limited-scope legal advice. Shipman & Goodwin lawyers are proud to be involved with this program and are offering their services to small businesses who have experienced hardship as a result of this global pandemic.  Consultations will include helping Connecticut small business owners understand the legislative language in the CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and answer questions related to employment, contracts, commercial leases and insolvency issues.  For more information about the program, including registration for small businesses and attorney volunteers, click here.