Category Archives: Incubators

Tribute to Judge Fern Fisher On Her Retirement From The New York Courts

Judge Fern Fisher of New York has been a stalwart of the national access to justice movement.  See here. for how frequently she has appeared in this blog. So her retirement from the courts is a sad moment. Based on … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Incubators, Transitions

Dean Minnow’s Retirement From Harvard Law Deanship Reminds Us of Law Schools Importance to and Potential For Access to Justice

In a time of many transitions, we must note the news, sad for access to justice, that Dean Martha Minnow will be retiring, after eight years of very significant achievement, from the deanship of Harvard Law School. I suspect that … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Counsel, Access to Justice Generally, Incubators, International Cooperation, International Models, Non-Lawyer Practice, Outcome Measures, Personal, Simplification, Systematic Change, Transitions

Law School Loan Incentives Reconsidered

The New York Times has an excellent article on the wasted money going into encouraging law school loans for people who will never get bar cads, or pay back their loans.  The law schools get cash, and everyone else gets … Continue reading

Posted in Incubators, Law Schools, Non-Lawyer Practice | 1 Comment

Deregulation of Nonprofit Legal Practice — An ATJ Breakthrough?

Here is an idea that might be a breakthrough for access to justice, while enhancing the role and reputation of community based nonprofit legal aid programs. How about almost complete deregulation of nonprofit legal practice.  True nonprofits (defined not only … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Attorney-Client, Incubators, Legal Aid, Legal Ethics, Non-Lawyer Practice, Systematic Change, Technology | 3 Comments

Celebrating 50 Incubators, and Raising A Research and Evaluation Challenge

There are now 50 law school incubators, as listed by the ABA.  Individual programs are listed and profiled here.  This news makes the movement a highly significant one, and the time has some to talk intellectual infrastructure.  In particular, it … Continue reading

Posted in Incubators, Law Schools, Research and Evalation, Unbundling

Nice Development for Incubators

The International Justice Center for Postgraduate Development at Touro Law Center and Lexis have announced an arrangement by which lawyers in incubator and residence type programs will get a year’s free access to Lexis tools. This is obviously good news … Continue reading

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The Expanding Role of ATJ Commissions — Florida and California

As we build out state level access to justice leadership that does beyond information sharing to project leadership and the building of an integrated system, it is great to see two new state level initiatives that are building the needed … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Boards, Communications Strategy, Incubators | 1 Comment

California Shows Potential of Commissions with Assist to Incubators

This is really a double headline story — Commissions and incubators.  The California Access to Justice Commission has taken the lead in moving forward incubators throughout the state.  They have obtained funding for three conferences, held throughout the state, to … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Boards, Funding, Incubators

Thoughts on the Special Value of the Upcoming Conference on Enhancing Social Justice Through The Development of Incubators & Residency Programs

This post is much later than it should be, but I think it is still important to draw attention to the upcoming Conference on Enhancing Social Justice Through The Development of Incubators & Residency Programs on Thursday, April 3, 2014 … Continue reading

Posted in Incubators, Law Schools, Middle Income

One From the ABA

An important developments from the ABA Legal Services Delivery Committee, which is really the only group there that focuses on middle income access. Reinventing the Practice of Law: Emerging Models to Enhance Affordable Legal Services, edited by the wonderful Luz … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Books, Incubators, Middle Income, Mixed Model, Unbundling

Jeanne Charn to Receive 2014 AALS William Pincus Award Reflecting Decades of Acheivement and Contribution

Jeanne, in my opinion, is long overdue for this award.  I asked her colleagues Luz Herrera and Jeff Selbin to draft this blog and am proud to share it.  I add that I think this is a particularly appropriate time … Continue reading

Posted in Incubators, Law Schools

Touro Law School Launches International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development

The incubator movement gets a big boost with Touro’s launch of its new International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development, to be directed by Fred Rooney. As put in the Center’s description, it’s components will include: Collaboration with the ABA Standing … Continue reading

Posted in Incubators, International Cooperation

Roundtable for Incubators at Equal Justice

As you know, I am a huge fan of the incubator.  It is one of the “without-which” innovations that we have to put in place to get to 100% access to justice.  Among the obvious advantages: a path for law … Continue reading

Posted in Incubators, Meetings