Incubator Overview

This program provides training, guidance, and resources to help alumni launch and maintain a solo or small firm practice focused on serving moderate-income clients.

Selected alumni have the opportunity to "incubate" a law practice with the goal of creating a sustainable, successful Incubator law practice.


Applicants must be a Seattle U Law graduate.


For one year, each attorney will receive:

  • Office space to receive mail and service of process, as well access to conference rooms to meet with clients and conduct depositions
  • Mentorship from experienced practicing attorneys, plus support, guidance, and encouragement from Program Director Stan Perkins ’85
  • Peer support through monthly meetings with cohort and director
  • Bi-monthly CLEs to build practical skills needed to launch and sustain a successful Incubator practice. These include: Launching a Successful Practice, Marketing, Depositions, Fee Agreements, Discovery, and 10 Common Mistakes of New Attorneys
  • All alumni privileges of the law library plus a free borrowing membership
  • A one-year subscription to the case management software CLIO and Westlaw
  • Numerous networking opportunities


Applications for our 10th cohort for 2023 have closed.

It's the type of thing I always wished I had when I got out of school. I saw a little gap between the law school education to passing the bar to jumping into the tank of entrepreneurship.

– Program Director Stan Perkins '85

Contact us

Access to Justice Institute
901 12th Avenue
Sullivan Hall Suite 313
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Phone: 206-398-4173
Fax: 206-398-4077

Meet the ATJI Team