What is the Low Bono Incubator Program?

The Low Bono Incubator Program is intended to help Seattle University School of Law alumni build successful low bono law firms. The 2018 program begins in January and ends in December.

Through the 2018 program, each Incubator Attorney will benefit from:

  • A $3,000 stipend to help cover initial costs of launching a practice
  • Office space in downtown Seattle to receive mail and service of process
  • A mentor's support and guidance in the business of running a law practice 
  • Support and guidance from mentors with experience in particular areas of law
  • Peer support through bi-monthly meetings with the law practice mentor
  • Regular workshops and CLEs geared to provide hands-on training to launch and build a low bono practice
  • All alumni privileges of the Law Library plus a free borrowing membership
  • Free subscriptions to case management software and virtual practice tools

Who is eligible to apply for the Low Bono Incubator Program?

Applicants for the Low Bono Incubator Program must:

  • Be a graduate of Seattle University School of Law 
  • Be licensed to practice in Washington State and be in good standing
  • Have malpractice insurance or plan to get malpractice insurance by February 2018
  • Have not yet started their low bono practice or are within one year of starting their practice at the time of application
  • Be committed to having at least 60% of their clientele be people of moderate means

How do I apply?

Eligible applicants must submit the following by Thursday, November 30, 2017:

How will the Incubator Attorneys be selected?

A selection committee will carefully review and evaluate each application and determine finalists who will be interviewed in mid-December 2017 in Seattle. The committee will use the following criteria:

  • The attorney's passion for running their own law practice 
  • The viability of law practice and business model
  • The attorney's commitment to serving a certain moderate income client community
  • The diversity in areas of practice and background of individuals within the cohort

Questions?

Contact Karena Rahall at the Access to Justice Institute at rahallk@seattleu.edu or 206-398-4168.