Apply by Dec. 8 for 2015 Low Bono Incubator Program

November 17, 2014

After a successful launch in 2014, Seattle University School of Law's Low Bono Incubator Program is now accepting applications for its second year.

2014 inaugural incubator attorneys

Our 2014 inaugural class of Incubator Attorneys: Kate Rich, Eleanor Doermann, Dean Annette Clark, mentor Stan Perkins '85, attorneys Olga Owens and Bret Sachter. (Photo by Marcus Donner.)

The program is an innovative effort aimed at both serving the legal needs of moderate-income clients and nurturing the early careers of the law school's recent graduates. Attorneys selected for the program receive a stipend for living expenses, use of downtown office space, training, and mentorship from our generous alumnus Stan Perkins '85.

The application deadline for the 2015 program is midnight on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.

The program will provide 12 months of support for four new alumni, helping them create sustainable, successful low bono law practices. A low bono practice is built around serving clients of moderate means by offering reduced-fee legal services.

Each Incubator Attorney will benefit from:

  • A $3,000 stipend to help cover initial costs of launching a practice.
  • Use of office space in Seattle for the purposes of meetings, limited work, and an address for mail and service.
  • A mentor's support and guidance in 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.
  • Monthly workshops geared to provide hands-on training to launch and build a low bono practice.
  • All the alumni privileges of the Law Library plus a free borrowing membership.
  • One year free subscription to Clio Law Practice and Case Management Software.

The application is available online. For further questions, contact Diana Singleton, Director of Access to Justice Institute, at singletd@seattleu.edu or 206-398-4168.