Georgia Bar Launches Legal Startup for Law Grads

legal startupLate last month, the State Bar of Georgia approved a legal startup program to launch careers for recent law graduates. Set to open its doors in Atlanta in January 2016, the incubator program will be the first of its kind in the area, and the only program in the country open to all of the state’s accredited law schools.

Similar to Illinois’s own Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) incubator, this program will operate under nonprofit, Lawyers For Equal Justice.

Designed to not only train new lawyers looking to work in a solo or small law firm practice setting, the incubator will also provide access to justice for those in the community in need of legal aid and will also create a new means of delivering legal services to the surrounding area.

The legal startup will hire 10 new participants to begin the program every six months for 18 months, for a total of 30 participants. If successful, the incubator will continue providing access to justice for those in the state.

Applications will be released at the end of this month for Georgia law school students. Candidates may be new graduates or have a few years of practice under their belt, but either way, they must have a Georgia law license to participate in the incubator.

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