Are Legal Incubators the Best Way to Start A Solo Practice? | Above the Law

By CAROLYN ELEFANT

Ever since I learned about concept of the Legal Incubator , about a decade ago, I’ve been intrigued. For those unfamiliar, legal incubators — the brainchild of ABA Legal Rebel and law professor Fred Rooney — first launched about a decade ago based on a simple but utterly ingenious concept: the incubators provide new law grads with subsidized or free office space, amenities, training and mentorship — and in exchange, these new lawyers commit to providing low-bono legal services. At the end of the program (the durations seem to vary from one to two years), the incubators unleash these now experienced lawyers out into the world to start their own practices.

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