Little bit of free advice
VOLUNTEERS and small businesses can now get some free legal or tax guidance and advice.
Students at Curtin Business School and Curtin Law School are offering their newly acquired skills through the launch of Curtin Link.
Students from the university provide advice and support to not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, small businesses and start-ups.
Launched last week, the service connects students with the community to provide integrated advice on a range of business, legal and taxation issues, primarily on a pro bono basis.
Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Pro Vice-chancellor Nigel de Bussy said postgraduate and final year undergraduate students would provide the service with guidance and mentoring from qualified and experienced supervisors.
“The students will offer advice and undertake real world projects for business and the community,” Professor de Bussy said.
“Curtin Link will build on the existing success of the John Curtin Law Clinic and Curtin Tax Clinic, which enable students to provide free legal and taxation advice to small businesses and taxpayers under the supervision of appropriately qualified practitioners.
“Clients can gain access to the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm of Curtin students, while also helping to develop the next generation of professional leaders by providing our students with meaningful hands-on work experience.”
Areas of advice and project support covered by the Curtin Link service include law, taxation, marketing, accounting, finance, property development and valuation, information systems and technology, management and business development, logistics, and supply chain management.
To find out more about Curtin Link or to register, visit www.curtin.edu/ curtin-link.