The Vermont Bar Association and Vermont Law and Graduate School are continuing to partner on a Lawyer Incubator Project to help new and new-to-Vermont lawyers establish law practices in underserved areas and for underserved populations of our state.
Incubator lawyers in previous classes have praised the Project’s full mentorship and support, access to cases and clients, and a group of colleagues with whom to share ideas, legal strategies and experiences.
The Incubator Project is now accepting applications for 2-4 attorneys who will remain in the project for 18 months, beginning as early as June of 2023. They will team with Incubator Alumni and staff of VLGS and VBA. The Project is designed to help develop each new lawyer’s practice skills through assignment of low bono cases, CLE trainings and mentorship opportunities. Project lawyers will meet weekly via zoom to discuss progress on cases and on establishing a sustainable law practice.
Benefits: Lawyers in the Project will receive a $2,000 stipend to help with law office start-up costs. They will also receive free VBA membership, free admission to VBA events and MCLE programs, the opportunity to audit one course per semester at VLGS and use of the VLGS law library.
Expectations: Each lawyer will set up a functioning solo law office in an underserved area of Vermont or covering an underserved legal need. Each lawyer will develop a business plan and obtain professional liability insurance. Each lawyer will have been admitted to practice in Vermont prior to joining the Project, and may work on the first-year requirements during the incubator term. Each lawyer will commit to take at least 4 pro bono and 4 low bono/reduced fee cases during the 18 months in the Project.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send a letter of interest and resume/CV to Mary Ashcroft email@example.com and to Nicole Killoran firstname.lastname@example.org