The Vermont Bar Association and Vermont Law School are accepting applications from new and new-to-Vermont lawyers who want to start their own solo law practices. We will select 2-4 candidates to work with for 18 months as they hone their legal and business skills. The incoming group will overlap for 6 months with our present class of 3 incubator attorneys.
Incubator Attorney Benefits:
–Individual and group mentoring and support to meet first year requirements.
–Reimbursement stipend of $2,000 to pay for law office start-up costs.
–Weekly “rounds” with your peers and VLS and VBA staff.
–Free membership in the VBA, free admission to VBA’s CLE programs and Lawyer Referral Service, free VLS course to audit.
–Guest lectures on law practice management, ethics and trust accounting, tech needs, substantive law topics and much more.
–Client referrals and experience building through our low bono programs.
–Links to attorneys and mentors for advice and future practice opportunities.
Incubator Lawyer Commitments:
–Establish a solo Vermont law practice and become active in your community.
–Set business goals and self-monitor progress toward a self-sustaining law practice.
–Get professional liability insurance, office hardware/software, become licensed in Vermont.
–Take pro bono and low bono cases to comply with VRPC 6.1.
–Not actively seek other legal employment while in the Project.
Send a letter of interest and resume to:
Mary Ashcroft, Esq. email@example.com
Professor Nicole Killoran NAKilloran@vermontlaw.edu
Professor Jeannette Eicks JEICKS@vermontlaw.edu
We will accept applications beginning April 1, 2022, and will close applications when we have chosen 2-4 Incubator Lawyers to begin in May – June of 2022.