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Transactional Legal Services, Triage, and Access to Justice

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


Public interest law is traditionally thought of in the context of litigation services for underserved communities. This Article focuses on the expansion of free transactional legal services (TLS) to serve yet another under-attended subset of the population: entrepreneurs and small businesses. Tremblay analyzes arguments both for and against devoting limited and valuable legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses. This Article explores the three likely sources of TLS—law firm pro bono work, law school clinics, and public interest firms—and starts the discussion about whether such allocation of valuable legal aid is the best use of transactional legal services.