incubator startup checklist coverIncubator Startup Checklist

This checklist provides a set of guidelines for starting a legal incubator. As you work through this list, please keep in mind that there is no need to reinvent the wheel for any of these steps! Many incubators have come before you and are happy to share their resources.

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The CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) Training Digest

The CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) Training Digest details the JEP’s comprehensive training program focused on launching socially conscious law practices and innovative business that offer valuable, cost-effective legal services and products to consumers of all incomes.

The JEP offers these trainings exclusively to participants in the 18-month legal incubator program and invited guests. The curriculum […]

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limited scope representation toolkit coverLimited Scope Representation Practice Resources

Every year in Illinois, hundreds of thousands of people go to court without the help of an attorney. Nearly two-thirds of defendants are unrepresented, and for some types of cases, that number exceeds ninety percent. While some are “DIY litigants” who prefer to go it alone, the vast majority would rather have an attorney—they simply can’t find or can’t afford one.

Limited scope representation is designed specifically for these situations, allowing attorneys to focus their expertise on discrete issues and actions, while the clients handle the other parts of the case independently. The tools and resources below can help you incorporate limited scope representation into your practice and connect with prospective clients.

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Pricing Toolkit

for attorneys seeking to serve people of all incomes by focusing on value instead of time

The CBF and Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) Pricing Toolkit provides practical guidance for lawyers on pricing legal services to be more affordable and accessible for regular people.

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ABA Legal Incubators Resource Hub

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