Free Legal Services for Start-Ups

Free Legal Counseling for Start-Ups 2020-10-01T13:36:22+00:00

Free Legal Counseling for Start-Ups

If you’re at the initial stages (alpha/beta/before launch) of a technological oriented start-up, you may be eligible for free* legal services from the Gladstone-Nir Legal Clinic for Start-Ups at IDC Herzliya.

* The services are provided free of charge, nevertheless, if your startup gets funding or reaches a yearly income above a certain amount, you commit to donating a certain amount to the clinic. Please contact us for more details. 

Who can apply for the program?

Application to the program is open to Israeli citizens and/or residents who meet the following 2 conditions:

A. Is part of one or more of the following groups:

  1. New Immigrants
  2. Residents of peripheral areas.
  3. Minorities (Ultra-Orthodox, Arab, Druze)
  4. People with physical disabilities
  5. People with a proven low socioeconomic status

B. The venture / project must be technologically orientated (mobile app, software, technological product or service, website, etc.) and preferably in the pre-seed investment phase.

* Preference is given to women and social ventures. 

Who provides the legal services for your Start-up?

The Legal services are provided by top tier 3rd & 4th year Law students who have undergone extensive training and are supervised by the clinic director – an experienced lawyer, together with 2 leading law firms .

What kind of Legal services are included?

Anything that an early stage Start-up needs. This includes things like founders agreements, terms of use or privacy policies for your website or mobile app, license agreements, services agreements (for example with your programmer), the incorporation of a company, NDA agreements, legal opinions and  Legal Training, Trademark, Open source, reviewing of commercial agreements and more.  

How long does the program last?

The services are provided for an academic year, so usually between beginning in November and ending in August the following year. 

How do I apply?

If your venture meets the above requirements: 

When should I apply?

The next cycle will begin at the end of October 2020. You may submit your application from the 11.8.2020 until the 10.10.2020. Invitations to interviews will be sent to those applicants who pass the first screening stage. Acceptance answers will be given by the end of October.

We try to assist as many startups as possible, therefore even if you missed the official submission date, you can still send us an email with some information about you and your project in case a place in the program becomes available. 

Please note:

* Due to the large number of applications, only suitable candidates will be notified. We apologize in advance. 

** The clinic may refrain from providing its services to a Start-up in its sole discretion. The amount of clients are limited.

** Any information submitted to the clinic, whether verbal or in writing, will be disclosed to the clinic team. All team members have signed confidentiality agreements.
You are not legally obligated to provide the information – by doing so you are explicitly permitting the clinic to use and store the information for the purpose of considering your application, providing you with legal support (if applicable), academic/statistical research and other related usage. The clinic will do its best to protect the information but we take no responsibility for the information disclosed. Please do not disclose sensitive information.