The Center is examining the “legal incubator” movement, which has spreading rapidly across the country — but has not yet found a foothold in Philadelphia. Incubators help young lawyers gain the practical skills they need in order to set up moderately-priced law practices in local communities. Thus, incubators serve a dual purpose: they expand career options for law graduates, while also creating affordable services for people of low and moderate incomes (who, studies show, are increasingly unable to access legal help).
A Legal Incubator for Philadelphia? examines the incubator movement, and argues that the time has come to consider establishing an incubator here.