The Dallas Bar Association is launching an “Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering” Program in 2019 as the first local legal incubator program in Dallas. Through the Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering program the DBA seeks to create a pipeline of socially conscious lawyers that are well equipped to launch a financially sustainable solo or small firm practice that caters to a lower income clientele.
Who Can Participate?
Recent law school graduates licensed less than 5 years with a strong interest in starting a solo or small firm practice serving a modest-means clientele. All participants must complete an application and interview process and be invited to participate. Participants must demonstrate determination, an entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to providing access to justice and a firm commitment to the program. Sustainability of the applicant’s proposed practice area is also critical. It is anticipated that the program will have eight to ten lawyers per session.