Serving all of Manitoba
We provide free legal assistance to entrepreneurs, small businesses, start-ups, innovators and family businesses, non-profits, charities, artists, art, culture, and community organizations who do not have a lawyer and cannot afford legal assistance. Our law clinic is operated by law students of the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. All Information and services by law students are supervised by experienced lawyers.
Traditional Territories Acknowledgement
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Ojibwe-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Red River Métis.
We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
Need Legal Help?
Are you an entrepreneur, small business, start-up, innovator or family business that doesn't have a lawyer and cannot afford legal assistance?
Are you a creative, artist, musician, graphic designer or creative organization that doesn't have a lawyer and cannot afford legal assistance?
Are you a non-profit, charity, or community organization that doesn't have a lawyer and cannot afford legal assistance?
Are you a group, organization, school or association who would like a legal presentation from our law students?
Are you a lawyer in private practice or an in-house legal department interested in volunteering and giving back to help Manitobans succeed? We have a lot in common and would love to talk to you. Fill out a “Volunteer Lawyer Intake Form” to get involved.
Are you a Manitoba Artist, Arts or Cultural organization and need legal help?
Our Clinic is proud to be an organizational member of Creative Manitoba. We are committed to supporting and promoting the value of the arts.
Creative Manitoba strengthens, represents and connects Manitoba’s arts and creative industries. It’s entrepreneurship training and mentorship opportunities teach artists how to sustain themselves creatively and financially. It’s arts specific management training increases productivity and profitability in arts and cultural organizations.
Our Clinic is proudly part of the National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts. We are committed to helping grow the thriving Manitoba art community.
The National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts is generously supported by:
In the Community
The L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic collaborates closely with the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Asper School of Business and is proud to be a part of the healthy, vibrant, knowledgeable and active Manitoba entrepreneurial ecosystem. There are many supports in the community for entrepreneurs and business leaders including:
Other Free Legal Clinics in Manitoba
At the L Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic, we focus on helping entrepreneurs, small businesses, start-ups, innovators and family businesses, non-profits, charities, artists, art, culture and community groups that can not afford a lawyer. If you require legal assistance on other matters; for example, child protection, criminal law, domestic violence, family law, housing, immigration and refugee law, will and estates, or other legal issues, we encourage you to contact one of the other free legal clinics in Manitoba for information, advice and referrals to helpful resources that may assist you.
University Business Law Clinics Outside Manitoba
The L. Kerry Vickar Business Law Clinic proudly serves the Manitoba community. If your question involves legal issues outside of Manitoba please see below for more resources.
- Garage Legal – Quebec
- Compass Start-up Legal Clinic – Quebec
- Clinique Juridique Entrepreneuriale – Quebec
- Initio Tech and Innovation Law Clinic – Ontario
- Osgoode Venture Capital Clinic – Ontario
- Western Business Law Clinic – Ontario
- Law and Business Clinic – Ontario
- Queen’s Business Law Clinic – Ontario
- Business Venture Clinic – Alberta
- Richards Buell Sutton LLP Business Law Clinic – British Columbia
- University of Victoria Business Law Clinic – British Columbia