Pitt Legal Services Incubator Opens Applications For Inaugural Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Cori Begg
cori.begg@pitt.edu
(o) 412-624-5176
(c) 412-310-3672

Applications Open for Pitt Legal Services Incubator
Legal Services Incubator accepts applications for inaugural candidates

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law is now accepting applications for the Pitt Legal Services Incubator (PLSI), a program designed for graduates whose ambitions are to create sustainable solo and small firm practices that will bring affordable and quality legal services to the underserved communities of the region.

The two-year program will support six to eight recent graduates of Pitt Law who are admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The PLSI will focus on the business side of the law practice, allowing attorneys to develop detailed business plans for their practices. Additionally, PLSI will provide training in the development and maintenance of a financially sustainable solo or small firm practice and facilitate relationships between PLSI attorneys and attorney mentors who are experienced in the relevant substantive law areas.

In addition to training and mentoring programs, the PLSI will provide these entrepreneurial lawyers working to expand access to justice in the region with furnished office space and access to conference rooms.

The PLSI will open its doors to the first group of lawyers in January 2016. Applications are now open and space is limited. To apply visit law.pitt.edu/incubator.

Formally established in 1895, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law is the oldest and largest law-school program in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Pitt’s law-school program prepares its students for real-world practice through traditional legal coursework as well as experiential learning opportunities in one of its seven law clinics. With nearly 10,000 alumni, Pitt’s School of Law emphasizes practical skills training and helping its students enter the field of law as practice-ready legal professionals.

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