Attorney Amy J. Coco Appointed Program Director for Pitt Legal Services Incubator

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Contact: Cori Parise, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

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Attorney Amy J. Coco Appointed Program Director for Pitt Legal Services Incubator

PITTSBURGH— University of Pittsburgh School of Law Dean William M. Carter, Jr. announced the appointment of Amy J. Coco as Program Director for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Legal Services Incubator.

Coco is recognized by her peers and the judiciary as an AV® Preeminent™ lawyer. Her practice focuses primarily on defense of professional liability claims, particularly with respect to lawyers, insurance agents, and real estate professionals. She also counsels lawyers and paraprofessionals in Professional Responsibility and Professional Ethics matters, as well as representing lawyers in matters involving compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. She is currently chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyers Professional Liability Committee and Co-Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee. Coco frequently lectures for the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as well as other organizations, in the areas of risk management, ethics, and avoiding legal malpractice.

She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, magna cum laude, and Indiana University.

Opened in January 2016, the Pitt Legal Services Incubator is an innovative program designed to support Pitt Law alumni in their development of financially sustainable solo or small firm practices. The incubator attorneys benefit from one-on-one mentoring relationships with experienced practitioners. The program also provides training programs in the relevant substantive areas of law and in the business aspects of developing and growing a successful solo or small-firm legal practice.

“I am delighted to join the Pitt Legal Services Incubator as the Program Director and to help provide the support and mentorship necessary to ensure each class of Incubator lawyers gain valuable legal experience and are exposed to professional networking opportunities,” said Coco.

Applications for the 2018 incubator group will open Oct. 25, 2017 with a start date of Jan. 15, 2017. The program is open to all Pitt Law graduates who are admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Learn more at law.pitt.edu/incubator.

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