Monterey College of Law launches program for new solo attorneys

Monterey College of Law has launched the New Solo Practitioners Incubator, a business start-up setting helping new attorneys jump start their careers.

“Our goal is to help new attorneys become successful, public interest-oriented practitioners,” said Monterey College of Law’s President and Dean Mitchel Winick. “Drawing on the experience of local attorneys and business leaders, we will provide our new lawyers with a solid foundation for the future when they exit the incubator in twelve months.”

Monterey College is accredited by California, but not by the ABA.

The incubator is designed to support law school alumni but is open to any lawyer in their first three years of practice. The incubator is meant to help new solo practitioners with establishing their own law practice. In order to participate in the incubator, new attorneys in exchange, will provide pro-bono services to low-income clients in Monterey County.

“It is a win-win situation, getting this type of supervised experience is a great way to start a successful legal career,” said Sara Sturtevant, associate dean of community education

 Participants will work in a shared-space environment at Monterey College of Law’s Community Justice Center. The program will provide new attorneys with affordable office space, guidance in managing legal practice and business education within the legal realm. The program officially launched at the beginning of September 2014.