Pitt Legal Services Incubator

The Pitt Legal Services Incubator program ("PLSI") is an innovative program helping Pitt graduates develop financially sustainable solo or small firm practices. PLSI imposes no conditions on the practice areas or the communities the lawyers serves and offers up to two years of participation for the chosen lawyers.  Each PLSI attorney must pay an annual $100 license fee for the office space and amenities provided.  

Four to six Pitt graduates can join the program each year. PLSI provides its incubator lawyers with a secure office space on the fourth floor of the Barco Law Building and access to rooms where in-person, hybrid or virtual meetings and remote court attendance can occur.  PLSI facilitates connections with attorney mentors in relevant and substantive law areas and provides access to law practice management advice.  PLSI also offers other amenities, including electronic legal research and case management software.   

PLSI accepts applications from October through December and the program starts in January. For more information, please contact Program Director Amy Coco.


Program Director
Amy J. Coco

Faculty Directors
Martha Mannix
Ann Sinsheimer


The Pitt Legal Services Incubator program is open to all Pitt Law graduates and alumni who are admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Applications for the 2024 incubator group will open Oct. 1, 2023 with a start date of Jan. 14, 2024Space is limited. 

For more information, please contact Program Director Amy Coco.

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Legal Innovations Toolbox

The idea of the PLSI Legal Innovations Toolbox is to pull together many of the more promising innovations in outreach and delivery of legal services- especially those that may assist the lawyer seeking to deliver services to the underserved client communities. We hope you will find this a user-friendly resource that will allow the busy practicing lawyer to efficiently learn about the innovations and move to implement any tools that seem right for their practice.

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