Legal Incubators

Lawyer Incubator Directory

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ARIZONA

ASU Alumni Law Group
2 N. Central Ave, Suite 1600
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
(602) 251-3620


Kelly J. Flood
(602) 251-3622
kelly.flood@asualumnilawgroup.org


Status of program: operational as of March 2014


James E. Rogers Community Law Group
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
1201 N. Santa Rita Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85719


Negar Katirai
(520) 626-2256
nkatirai@email.arizona.edu

Status of program: operational as of November 2014

ARKANSAS

Rural Practice Incubator
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 
Bowen School of Law
1201 McMath Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202


Amy Pritchard
(501) 324-9966
ampritchard@ualr.edu

Status of program: will be operational September 2018

CALIFORNIA

Access to Law Initiative (ALI)
California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, California 92101

Matthew Lab
Director
(619) 515-1511
mlab@cwsl.edu

Status of program: operational as of June 2012


BALI - Bay Area Legal Incubator
Volunteer Legal Services Corporation; the Alameda County Bar Association; University of California Hastings College of the Law; University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Golden Gate University School of Law; University of San Francisco School of Law; Santa Clara University School of Law; the Alameda County Law Library; and legal services providers.

125 12th St., Ste 100-BALI
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.473.5592 
www.bayarealegalincubator.org<

Cynthia Chandler
Mentoring Attorney
Cynthia@acbanet.org

Status of program: operational as of January 2016


Center for Solo Practitioners
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
707 Broadway
San Diego, California 92101

Lilys D. McCoy
Director, The Center for Solo Practitioners
(619) 961-4353
lmccoy@tjsl.edu

Status of program: operational as of November 2012


Community Law Practice Incubator (CLPI)
Bar Association of San Francisco & The Justice and Diversity Center
http://www.sfbar.org/about/initiatives/clpi.aspx/#benefits


Hamid Yazdan Panah
BASF/JDC CLPI Coordinator
hpanah@sfbar.org
(415) 782-8912

Status of program: Operational as of September 2016


Lawyer Entrepreneur Assistance Program (LEAP)
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
2101 North Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 571-5200
incubator@legal-aid.com


Status of program: operational as of January 2013

Chapman University, Fowler School of Law contact:
Laurie Ellen Park, Esq.
Assistant Director of Career Services
(714) 628-2550
lpark@chapman.edu

Status of program: collaboration began in January 2015

Concord Law School at Kaplan University (online) contact:
Martin Pritikin, Dean
martin.pritikin@kaplan.edu

Status of program: launch date is October 17, 2017

See also the Whittier Legal Access Program


Lawyers for Family Justice
Family Justice Center

Tamina Alon
Lawyers for Family Justice
256 24th Street
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 974-7200
tamina@cocofamilyjustice.org
www.cclawyers.org

Status of program: operational as of January 2016


Los Angeles Incubator Consortium
Southwestern, Loyola and UCLA law schools; Los Angeles County Law Library; and six legal aid organizations: Bet Tzedek, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Community Legal Services, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles, Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and Public Counsel

Maria E. Hall
Southwestern Law School Legal Clinic
3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 741-2950
laincubatorconsortium@gmail.com

Status of program: operational as of March 2015


Modest Means Incubator Program
California Lawyers for the Arts
Wells Fargo Building
2140 Shattuck Ave., Suite 310
Berkeley, CA 94704

Robert G. Pimm, Esq.
Chief Learning Officer & Director of Legal Services
(510) 990-6029
bob.pimm@calawyersforthearts.org

Status of program: operational as of August 2014


Public Interest Advocacy Collaborative
William A. Adams
(619) 233-8200
piaclegal@gmail.com
http://piaclaw.org/

Status of program: operational as of January 2015


RoyseLaw Community Legal Services
Royse Law Firm, PC
1717 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Roger Royse
(650) 813-9700 Ext. 201
rroyse@rroyselaw.com


Status: operational as of Fall 2015


Sustainable Economies Law Center Fellowship Program
Cameron Rhudy, Staff Attorney
1428 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612
cameron@theselc.org

Status of program: operational as of September 2013


Whittier Legal Access Program
Whittier Law School
3333 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Susie Dickman
Assistant Dean of Career & Professional Development, Whittier Law School
(714) 444-4141 ext. 291
sdickman@law.whittier.edu

Status of program: operational as of January 2015

See also the Lawyer Entrepreneur Assistance Program

COLORADO

Legal Entrepreneurs for Justice
3900 E. Mexico Ave. Suite 300
Denver, CO 80210

Jessica Bednarz
Interim Executive Director
(312) 554-8022
Jessica.bednarz@gmail.com

Status of program: Launching in May 2019

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Community Law Center (CCLC)
University of Connecticut School of Law and the Hartford County Bar Association

Mark Schreier
Director
Connecticut Community Law Center
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 570-5156
mark.schreier@uconn.edu
www.law.uconn.edu

Status of program: operational as of March 2017


Justice Legal Center at the Center for Family Justice753 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT  06604

Angela Schlingheyde
Director of Civil Legal & Court Advocacy Services
(203) 334-6154  ext. 127
aschlingheyde@centerforfamilyjustice.org

Jennifer Ferrant
Incubator Program Coordinator
(203) 334-6154  ext. 165
jferrante@centerforfamilyjustice.org

Status of program: operational as of January 2017

FLORIDA

FIU LAW Practice
Florida International University College of Law

Michelle Mason
Senior Associate Dean and Community Liaison
Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall
11200 SW 8 Street RDB 1010
Miami, Florida 33199
(305) 348-7876
lawpractice@fiu.edu

Status of program: operational as of August 2017


Nova Southeastern University | Shepard Broad College of Law Legal Incubator
Jayme M. Cassidy
Director, Shepard Broad College of Law Veterans Clinic
Staff Attorney, Nova Southeastern University,
Shepard Broad College of Law 
3305 College Ave., Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 
phone: (954) 262-6184
fax: (954) 262-3832 
Jcassidy1@nova.edu

Status of program: operational as of March 2016


St. Thomas University School of Law L.E.A.D Program
Cece Dykas
Associate Dean of Administration and Clinical Programs
St. Thomas University School of Law
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami, FL 33054
Ph: (305) 623-2381
cdykas@stu.edu

Status of program: operational as of September 2016


The Legal LABB, Inc.
PO Box 1056
Ocoee, Florida 34761
(407) 385-5576
www.legallabb.org
info@legallabb.org

Status of program: operational as of February 2018

GEORGIA

Lawyers for Equal Justice, Inc.
State Bar of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Legal Services Program, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Georgia State University College of Law, Emory University School of Law, John Marshall Law School, University of Georgia School of Law, Mercer University Law School

229 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 450 - International Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Stephanie Everett
(404) 474-7447
info@L4EJ.org or stephanie@L4EJ.org
lawyersforequaljustice.com

Status of program: operational as of March 2016

HAWAI'I

Hawai'i Emerging Legal Practitioners (HELP) Access to Justice Project
William S. Richardson School of Law, Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i, and Volunteer Legal Services Hawai'i

Daniel L. Barnett
Professor of Law
William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Hawai'i
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI  96822
(808) 956.9774
daniel.barnett@hawaii.edu

Status of program: operational as of Fall 2015

ILLINOIS

Justice Entrepreneurs Project
Chicago Bar Foundation
321 S. Plymouth Ct., Suite 3B
Chicago IL 60604
(312) 546-3282

Trevor Clarke
Director, Justice Entrepreneurs Project
tclarke@chicagobar.org

Jessica Bednarz
Director of Innovation & Training, Justice Entrepreneurs Project
jbednarz@chicagobar.org

Status of program: operational as of June 2013


Solo & Small Practice Incubator
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Dawn Young
Director, Solo & Small Practice Incubator
(312) 906-5003
dyoung@kentlaw.iit.edu

Status of program: operational as of November 2012

LOUISIANA

Legal Innovators for Tomorrow (LIFT) Fellowship Program
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

Amy Duncan
Access to Justice Training and Projects Counsel, Louisiana State Bar Association
(504) 619-0148
amy.duncan@lsba.org

Status of program: operational as of February 2014


Incubator Program
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
7214 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 902
New Orleans, LA 70118

Davida Finger
Clinic Professor
dfinger@loyno.edu

Status of program: operational as of January 2015

MAINE

Maine Community Law Center
75 Pearl Street, Suite 470
Portland, ME 04101

Elizabeth F. Stout
(207) 482-3832
stout@mainecommunitylaw.org

Status of program: operational as of September 2015

MASSACHUSETTS

Justice Bridge Legal Center
67 Batterymarch Street
Lower Level
Boston, MA 02110-3110
(intake line) 617-860-3414
(fax) 857-263-8881
info@justice-bridge.org

Justice Bridge Legal Center
257 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740-5947
(intake line) 508-449-9296
(fax) 774-202-2214
info@justice-bridge.org

Principal contact:
Len Zandrow
Executive Director
Justice Bridge Legal Center
617.860.3415 (direct line)
www.justice-bridge.org


Academic sponsor:
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Eric Mitnick, Dean

Status of program: operational as of August 2014


Lawyers for Affordable Justice, Inc.
Independent Nonprofit originally formed by Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Law, and Northeastern University School of Law

Online Community
857-277-1963
laj@lawyers4aj.org
Portal.lawyers4aj.org

Damian J. Turco, Esq.
Executive Director
Turco Legal, PC
29 Water Street, Suite 201
Newburyport, MA 01950
www.turcolegal.com
damian@turcolegal.com

Status of program: operational as of January 2016

MICHIGAN

Solo & Small Firm Incubator Program
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 East Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

Tammy M. Kudialis, Esq., LL.M.
Director & Clinical Program Administrator
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
(313) 596.9409
kudialtm@udmercy.edu

Status of program: operational as of October 2014

MINNESOTA

Collaborative Community Law Initiative (CCLI)
St. Paul, Minnesota


Karin Ciano
Acting Executive Director
karin@cclimn.org
collaborativecommunitylaw@gmail.com

Status of program: operational as of November 2016

MISSOURI

UMKC Solo and Small Firm Incubator
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
4743 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Malika S. Simmons
Assistant Clinical Professor
816.235.6139
simmonsmal@umkc.edu

Status of program: operational as of January 2011

MONTANA

Rural Incubator Project for Lawyers with Montana Legal Services Association
Hannah S. Cail
Staff Attorney & Coordinator
Montana Legal Services Association
616 Helena Ave., Ste. 100
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-9830 ext. 151
hcail@mtlsa.org

Status of program: will be operational August 2018

NEW JERSEY

Associates Fellowship Program
Rutgers School of Law - Newark
Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington St.
Newark, NJ 07102

Andrew J. Rothman, Esq.
Associate Dean
(973) 353-5671
andrew.rothman@rutgers.edu

Status of program: operational as of February 2014

NEW MEXICO

Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering
New Mexico State Bar Foundation

Ruth O. Pregenzer, Attorney at Law
Program Director, Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering
(505) 797-6077
rpregenzer@nmbar.org

Status of program: operational as of October 2016

NEW YORK

Access to Justice Incubator
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Lisa M. Petrocelli, Esq.
Executive Director/Managing Attorney
Hofstra Law Access to Justice Incubator
121 Hofstra University, Room 029H
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-4157
Lisa.M.Petrocelli@hofstra.edu

Status of program: operational as of February 2014


Community Justice Center of Long Island (CJCLI)
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722

Daniel G. De Pasquale  
Coordinating Attorney
(631) 881-0040
dan@dgdpc.com

Status of program: operational as of November 2013


Court Square Law Project
New York City Bar Association and the City University of New York School of Law

Court Square Law Project
at CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 340-4412
info@courtsquarelaw.org

Cynthia Domingo-Foraste
Executive Director
718-340-4156
cynthia.domingo-foraste@courtsquarelaw.org

Status of program: operational as of February 2016


Pace Community Law Practice
Pace University School of Law
33 Crane Ave.
White Plaines, NY 10603
(914) 422-4022
pclp@law.pace.edu

Karin Anderson Ponzer
Executive Director
Kanderson2@law.pace.edu

Status of program: operational as of September 2012


Resident Associate Mentoring Program (RAMP)
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Yeshiva University, Brookdale Campus
55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

Dean Patricia Morrissy
patricia.morrissy@yu.edu

Status of program: operational as of October 2013

NORTH CAROLINA

Elon Law Legal Incubator
Elon Law School

Peter T. Hoffman
Professor of Law and Director of Skills Programs
(336) 279-9235
phoffman@elon.edu

Status of program: operational as of October 2015

OHIO

Akron Bar Association Incubator Program
57 South Broadway
Akron, OH 44308

Allen Nichols
Executive Director
Akron Bar Association and Foundation
(330) 253-5007 
callen@akronbar.org

Status of program: operational as of September 2015


Cleveland-Marshall Solo Practice Incubator
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave. LB 138
Cleveland, OH 44115

Chris Sagers
James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law
(216) 687-2319
c.sagers@csuohio.edu

Status of program: operational as of January 2014


Columbus Bar, INC
175 South Third Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Jill Snitcher McQuain
Executive Director
Jill@cbalaw.org

Jocelyn Armstrong
Program Administrator
614-340-2051
Jocelyn@cbalaw.org

Status of program: operational as of April 2011


Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services
159 South Main Street, Suite 1030
Akron, Ohio 44308
(412) 614-9001

Emily Collins
ecollins@fairshake-els.org

Status of Program: operational as of April 2014

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network
University of Tulsa College of Law's Boesche Legal Clinic
407 S. Florence Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Mimi Marton
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of TIRN
(918) 631-5799
mimi-marton@utulsa.edu

Status of program: operational as of 2008

OREGON

The Commons Law Center
Amanda Caffall, Executive Director
4380 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 190
Portland, OR 97239
amanda@thecommonslawcenter.org

Status of program: operational as of January 2017


The Legal Empowerment Accelerator Program
Clackamas Women's Services
256 Warner Milne Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Melissa Erlbaum
Executive Director, Clackamas Women’s Services
(503) 557-5810
melissae@cwsor.org

Status of program: will be operational Winter 2018

PENNSYLVANIA

Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services
3445 Butler Street, First Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
(412) 614-9001

Emily Collins
ecollins@fairshake-els.org

Status of Program: operational as of April 2014


Pitt Legal Services Incubator
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Ann Sinsheimer
Co-Director
ans24@pitt.edu

Martha M. Mannix
Co-Director
mmannix@pitt.edu

Status of Program: operational as of January 2016


Widener University/Dauphin County Bar Association Incubator Program
213 N. Front St
Harrisburg, PA 17101

J Palmer Lockard, II
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Civil Law Clinic
Widener University School of Law
3800 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 541-3924
jlockard@mail.widener.edu

Status of program: operational as of January 2015

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Center for Justice
Roger Williams University School of Law Fellowship
150 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Robert McCreanor
(401) 491-1101
rmccreanor@centerforjustice.org

Status of program: operational as of March 2015

SOUTH DAKOTA

Collaborative Legal Incubator Program (CLIP)
East River Legal Services

Taneeza Islam
CLIP Director, A Program of East River Legal Services
335 N. Main Ave Suite 300
Sioux Falls SD 57104
(605) 336-9230 ext. 3
clipdirectors@erlservices.com 
www.clipsd.org

Status of program: operational as of November 2015; will launch with its first cohort October 2016

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Law Lab, Inc.
800 South Gay Street, Suite 700
Knoxville, TN 37929

Michael J. Stanuszek
(865) 696-1032
(865) 381-1340 (Fax)
Mjs@stulaw.org

Status of program: operational as of July 2018

TEXAS

Texas Apprenticeship Network
Texas A&M University School of Law

Professor Susan Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
sfortney@law.tamu.edu

Status of program: funding received April 2016; launching September 2016


Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator (TOJI)
State Bar of Texas
1414 Colorado Street
Austin, TX 78701

Anne-Marie Rabago
Director, Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator
(512) 427-1484
anne-marie.rabago@texasbar.com

Status of program: operational as of April 2017

UTAH

Open Legal Services
66 Exchange Place
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Shantelle Argyle
(801) 433-9915 ext. 201
shantelle@openlegalservices.org

Status of program: operational as of November 2013


University Law Group

S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Christian A. Johnson
The University of Utah
332 South 1400 East
S. J. Quinney College of Law
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-5201
christian.johnson@law.utah.edu

Status of program: operational as of February 2012

VERMONT

Vermont Lawyer Incubator Project
The Vermont Bar Association and Vermont Law School

Mary C. Ashcroft
Legal Access Coordinator
Vermont Bar Association
(802) 223-2020
mashcroft@vtbar.org

Margaret Martin Barry
Professor and Assoc. Dean
of Clinical and Experiential Programs
Vermont Law School
(802) 831-1036
mbarry@vermontlaw.edu

Status of Program: operational as of May 2014

VIRGINIA

Richmond Legal Development Center
8310 Midlothian Turnpike
Suite B
Richmond, VA 23235
info@rldclaw.org

Status of Program: operational as of September 2013

WASHINGTON

Family Law Fellowship
Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)

Jerry Kroon, Executive Director
Lou Manuta, Managing Attorney
(425) 747-7274
info@elap.org

Status of Program: operational as of April 2014


Low Bono Incubator Program
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Ave., Sullivan Hall 117
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Cindy Yeung
Associate Director
yeungcy@seattleu.edu

Status of program: operational as of January 2014

INTERNATIONAL

Centro Comunitario de Servicios Legales (Community Legal Services Center) CECSEL, Dominican Republic
Luis Calcaño Nuñez, Esq.
(829) 922-3421
luiscalcanonunez@gmail.com

Status of program: operational as of April 2014


Insaf Centre for Legal Excellence, Islamabad, Pakistan
Syed Ali Raza, program director
Insaf Network of Pakistan
House #278, Street #14, Sector F-10/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
+92 301 8559845
razaali@inp.org.pk
http://www.inp.org.pk/

Status of program: operational as of February 2016


National Federation of Associations of Roma Women Incubator
Carmen Santiago Reyes
Federacion Nacional de Asociaciones de Mujeres Gitanas-KAMIRA
Calle Jesús María
14003 – Córdoba, Spain
+34 606 939 339
csantiago@santiagomunozabogados.es

www.federacionkamira.es

Status of program: operational as of February 2016


Symbiosis Law School, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India
Professor Santosh Aghav
saghav@symlaw.ac.in

Status of program: inaugurated in 2010; updated and fully operational as of 2014

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