The Economic Justice Project’s mission is to contribute to the economic growth of low-income communities by helping individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency and develop sustainable businesses.
Launched in September 2001, the Economic Justice Project (“EJP”) provides free legal assistance, business support, technical assistance, and education to minority, immigrant, and low-income entrepreneurs and small-business owners. EJP’s work furthers our vision of economic empowerment in disadvantaged communities by helping individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency and develop sustainable businesses. We also work with small-business owners who operate community-based businesses creating local jobs in underserved neighborhoods.
By connecting low-income entrepreneurs to law firms providing pro bono legal services, we work to close the opportunity gap and ensure that everyone receives high quality legal representation. The businesses we support are economic engines fueling the growth of our Commonwealth.
Resources for small businesses
Our Economic Justice Project has a wealth of resources that we want to share with our small businesses.
Healthy Business Checklist
Use this simple checklist to get an idea of the health of your small business.
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Small Business Intake forms
EJP General Intake Form (English)
EJP General Intake Form (Spanish)
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News and Events
Nov 20, 182018 Year-in-Review
Nov 16, 18Congressional Resolution Honors Our Achievements
Sep 07, 18Symposium on the Future of Civil Rights (September 20, 2018)
Jun 23, 18Free Legal Clinic on July 16 in Roxbury
Jun 21, 18280+ Small Businesses to Receive Free Legal Support in Boston
Feb 27, 18Expanding Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff
Jan 11, 18On MLK Day, Our 50-Year Quest for Justice
Nov 27, 17New Strategic Plan Released In Anticipation of the Lawyers’ Committee’s 50th Anniversary
Nov 26, 17The Business of Food
Nov 03, 17Yesterday, we got an award! Today, we’re back in the trenches.
Oct 05, 17Excessive LLC Fees Harm Small Businesses in Massachusetts
Jul 24, 17150+ Small Businesses Attend BizGrow
Jun 14, 17BizGrow: Free Business/Legal Consultations and Workshops on July 13
May 05, 17Cupcakes and Opportunity
May 03, 17FoodBiz101 Pitch Competition
Apr 20, 17Small Business Accelerator Forum
Dec 02, 16Lawyers’ Committee Promises To Be The Community’s Legal Protectors
Nov 30, 16Now Accepting Applications for Spring Food Biz 101