The Legal Food Hub provides pro bono legal assistance by matching qualified attorneys in our network with…
& the Organizations that Support Them
Since our launch in June 2014, we've placed 230 cases and leveraged more than $1.5 million in pro bono legal services. Here are just a few highlights of the farmers, food entrepreneurs, and organizations who have been helped by the Legal Food Hub. Hover over each photo and then click to read more.
Waltham Fields Community Farm Prepares for New Overtime Law
Lost Art Obtains Trademark and Ensures Business Structure is Complete
Nomad Cheese Company Seeks Help with Contract and Entity Formation
Earth Care Farm Transitions to Next Generation
The Whole Almond Receives Assistance with Trademark and LLC
Neighborhood Farm Forms LLC and Signs Lease
Wolf Meadow Farm Contracts for Local Milk
Pumpkin Vine Family Farm Prepares to Grow
Newton Community Farm Seeks Solar Panels
Farm Fresh Rhode Island Gets Help with Labor and Employment Policies
Cassie Seawell Secures Lease for 200 Acres
Simmons Farm Expands Offerings and Limits Liability
The Legal Food Hubs in Massachusetts and Maine have continued to grow. We’ve placed 84 cases over the previous year and have also expanded geographically. In November, we launched our third Legal Food Hub in Rhode Island and we will be kicking off our fourth in Connecticut in collaboration with Yale Law School this winter.
With New England at the core of our program, we intend to work with local partners around the country to establish a national alliance of legal food hubs to support small farmers and food businesses. In this way, we will help build a sustainable food system across the country from the ground up.
FIRMS in our network
HOURS donated by volunteer attorneys
CASES placed since June 2014
MILLION dollars leveraged