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Wednesday, June 5 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
How to launch and sustain legal incubators LIMITED

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Legal incubators are popping up across the country, coaching a new solos to launch economically sustainable law practices providing affordable, accessible legal services to the 99% of the population increasingly disenfranchised from legal representation due to geographic isolation or having too much income to afford legal aid but too little to afford full priced legal fees. These legal incubators are an emerging new tool increasing access to justice in both urban and rural settings, across a diversity of legal fields. This fishbowl of representatives from leading legal incubators will discuss pros and cons of different incubator models (partnering with legal aid, bar associations, law schools, or freestanding; modeled as a firm or as a community of solos); incorporation of pro bono and low bono work into law practice development coaching; nuts and bolts of launching an incubator and supporting legal entrepreneurs; and how to sustain incubators while coaching truly sustainable, accessible law practices.

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Bob Pimm

Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law
EDUCATIONB.A. Columbia University: Columbia College, New York, NYM.Sc. London School of Economics & Political Science London, EnglandB.A. [Law]; M.A., [Law] Cambridge University: Magdalene College, Cambridge, EnglandJ.D. University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CAGOLDEN... Read More →

Susun Kim

Attorney, Contra Costa Family Justice Center
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Cynthia Chandler

Director, BALI-Bay Area Legal Incubator
As Director of BALI | Bay Area Legal Incubator, Cynthia Chandler’s work is 90% fairy godmother and 10% fixer – she makes attorneys’ dreams come true while keeping them out of trouble and promoting social justice. BALI is an Oakland, California-based, social-mission, legal incubator... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Santa Barbara