August 2, 2012
California Western School of Law’s Access to Law Initiative was recently featured on KPBS’s Evening Edition. The Initiative, launched in June, is modeled on CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, the first of its kind in the nation.
The Incubator for Justice is part of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) at CUNY Law. CLRN supports alumni as they set up and run solo or small-group practices devoted to serving low-income communities that lack access to legal representation. The Incubator trains alumni in basic business issues such as billing, record-keeping, technology, bookkeeping and taxes that are critical to launching a successful solo practice. At the same time, it facilitates subject-based training in immigration law, labor and employment, and other topics that will arise continually as these attorneys build their practices.