December 12, 2012
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, will launch a solo incubator in 2013. They join a group of 10 similar programs at other law schools that have launched programs that focus on helping graduates set up their own practices. CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice program, which launched in 2007, was the first of its kind in the nation and has served as a model for many of these programs.
The Incubator for Justice is part of the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) at CUNY Law. The Incubator 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. It 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.
Read more about CUNY Law’s Incubator for Justice and some of the participating alumni in the Spring 2012 issue of the CUNY Law magazine [pdf]