Export Legal Assistance Network (ELAN)

Sponsored by the Federal Bar Association in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration, the Export Legal Assistance Network (ELAN) is a nationwide group of attorneys with experience in international trade who volunteer their time to provide initial legal consultations (generally 30 minutes) free of charge to small businesses interested in starting export operations.

The ELAN Internet webpage at http://www.exportlegal.org/ contains a brochure, an article on the program, the ground rules for consultations, and the names and telephone numbers of all of ELAN's regional contacts.

For further assistance, please contact the Trade Information Center:

Tel: 1-800-USA-TRAD(E) (1-800-872-8723)

Fax: (202) 482-4473

E-mail: tic@mail.doc.gov

Internet: http://www.export.gov