Boston Law Schools Launch Joint Practice Incubator

Three Boston law schools are teaming up to launch a practice incubator that will serve low- and modest-income clients.

News Story (Massachusetts)

Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
July 16, 2015
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Tags: Law Schools, Legal Incubators

Organizations mentioned/involved: American Bar Association (ABA)


Those selected will spend two years handling immigrant rights, employment and housing cases, as well as small-business and transactional matters. Most clients will pay below-market rates. The schools plan to open the incubator in January.

“The goal is to use innovative approaches that will allow our lawyers to serve low- and moderate-income clients while learning how to build a successful career in solo or small private practice,” said Boston College law professor Paul Tremblay, who will mentor the lawyers. “New technology allows smart lawyers to lower costs while still delivering the highest quality legal services, and we’re going to take advantage of that.”

Such incubators are designed to address two problems: lack of practical training for aspiring solo or small-firm practitioners and the lack of affordable representation for clients of modest means.