Welcome to the Rural Law Initiative Resource Site! We hope that the content herein will empower you to run a stronger business.
The Rural Law Initiative Resource Page is intended to offer legal information and education to rurally-based entrepreneurs and businesses. The available documents, videos and podcasts are not a substitute for legal advice from an attorney, nor do they give rise to an attorney-client relationship. These resources are to be used for educational and informational purposes only.
The items posted on this website are created for a general audience and without investigation into the facts of your particular case. These materials should not be construed as legal counsel for any single individual. The Rural Law Initiative makes every effort to keep the materials on this website accurate, complete and up-to-date; however, legal advice must be tailored to your specific circumstances, and laws are constantly changing. Accordingly, we make no warranties about the accuracy of these materials and disclaim liability for damages resulting from reliance on these materials.
All content on the Rural Law Initiative website, whether written, video or audio, is exclusive proprietary content and cannot be modified or misappropriated. The materials can be used and shared for educational and informational purposes only. Any additional use of these materials requires written consent from Albany Law School.
This Rural Law Initiative Resource Site was made possible by funding from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, and by the USDA, which is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at
https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-us-customer, at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Offie of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, fax (202) 690-7442, or email