Sunday, July 6, 2014
The ABA must once again update its database of law school incubator programs (here) because Widener Law School (Harrisburg campus) has just announced a joint endeavor with the Dauphin County Bar Association to launch its own incubator program this fall. (For more coverage by this blog on the incubators started by other schools go here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here). PennLive.com has more details about Widener's program:
Widener Law in Harrisburg and the Dauphin County Bar Association will be working together to launch an incubator program this fall for new lawyers looking to start a solo practice or small law firm.
The two groups are taking applications from interested lawyers who graduated in 2014 from Widener Law, according to a news release on the program.
The two or three lawyers accepted to the one-year program will receive office space at the Dauphin County Bar Association on North Front Street in Harrisburg, and the association also will provide networking opportunities.
Widener Law Associate Clinical Professor J. Palmer Lockard II also will lead training sessions for the attorneys in the program and serve as a mentor, according to the news release. The attorneys also will have computer and printing equipment as part of the program.
They will have to pay for malpractice insurance and, during the program, do 100 hours of pro bono legal work, which Mid Penn Legal Services will coordinate. They'll also be encouraged to do "low bono" work.
"This program is dynamic because it not only gives the new attorneys legal experience and business skills, but it adds affordable legal services to the community," Widener Law Interim Co-Dean Robyn L. Meadows, who oversees the Harrisburg campus, said in the news release. "We hope it will build a lasting appreciation for the importance of assisting the underserved, no matter where their careers take them."
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