The LSBA Access to Justice Department is accepting applications for the LIFT Incubator Project at the Southwest Louisiana Law Center (Law Center).

Legal Innovators for Tomorrow (LIFT) is a legal incubator program designed to address the legal needs of the underserved and underrepresented by supporting new lawyers build viable and sustainable public interest-focused solo law firms. Through a collaborative project with the Southwest Louisiana Law Center (“Law Center”), LIFT Fellows are working to help address the unmet civil legal needs of low and moderate income families in the Lake Charles area.

The LIFT Incubator Project at the Law Center is for new or transitioning attorneys starting their own solo law practice. During the 18-month program, incubator attorneys receive office space, supplies, and resources. The attorneys also receive training and mentorship as they work alongside experienced Law Center legal practitioners. In exchange for the training and incubation of their practice, attorneys agree to provide pro bono representation in cases referred by the Law Center.

This program is ideal for the entrepreneurial lawyer seeking to establish his or own practice living in the Lake Charles area. Louisiana licensed attorneys with 0-5 years practice experience who plan to develop or have begun to develop a sustainable solo law practice that provides cost-effective legal solutions to low and moderate income families are encouraged to apply.

The program is looking for two attorneys. The application process deadline is April 16, 2018. Click here to download the application. Please send your completed applications in one pdf file to Amy Duncan at

To learn more about the program, go to

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