Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC)

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Southwestern hosted the Incubator Program Launch Party for the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC) to introduce the nine lawyers selected for the inaugural class of the program. Designed to help new attorneys develop effective solo practices while serving modest means clients. Pepperdine University School of Law, Southwestern Law School and UCLA School of Law are each law schools operating in Los Angeles County and together starting in 2015 have initiated an attorney incubator program to support their graduates to build and sustain law practices that meet the needs of the community by providing legal assistance to modest means clients who do not otherwise qualify for pro bono services.  The law schools are collaborating with Bet Tzedek, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Legal Aid Society of Orange County doing business in Southeast Los Angeles as Community Legal Services, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles, Public Counsel, and the Los Angeles County Law Library as a resource to the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium.


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LAIC is working closely with our inaugural group of participants in the incubator (“new solos”) for a period of 12 months, during which they are receiving mentoring and training on substantive areas of law and ethical law practice management. A requirement for program participation is contribution of 200 hours of pro bono work (including the training required to prepare them for such work). This work will be performed through a variety of opportunities developed by the legal services community partners.  Program participants are receiving mentoring, including access to a group of lawyers and retired judges who are working with the new solos to provide feedback about strategy.  Legal services organizations will provide substantive legal training in the areas where new solos will be doing pro bono. Each new solo is gaining legal experience while performing pro bono while also developing relationships that may lead to building their practices.  


For training beyond the capacity of legal services organizations (e.g. law practice management), LAIC is working with the law schools and the Los Angeles County Law Library to coordinate these trainings which consist of day-long or multi-day training sessions in substantive areas of law.


By working together members of LAIC are learning from each other and in the future plan to expand this program in a countywide effort that reaches other underserved pockets of Los Angeles County. Our geographic area and need is so great that it will take all of us working together with the new solos as we develop models that work for law graduates, legal aid organizations and the client community.

Incubator Program Participants with Directors

 


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Very congratulations to the nine students who are selected from the http://www.topbritishessays.com/ways-to-prevent-bullying lawyer’s inaugural class of the program, and they are having lunch party. I’m sure they are happy and meet the other senior lawyers to explore the mind. Thank you for the motivational blog article is quite thoughtful.
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