Pace Community Law Practice profiled in National Law Journal

The newly announced Pace Community Law Practice is featured prominently in today’s National Law Journal:

The Pace Community Law Practice is set to open in September 2012, the school announced, and will employ between five and seven recent Pace graduates. Those participants will offer low-cost legal assistance in areas including immigration, family and housing law while attending seminars on obtaining and billing clients, malpractice insurance and setting up a law office.

“What’s important to us is that they have good supervision,” said Jennifer Friedman, director of the Public [Interest] Law Center at Pace, who has been spearheading the incubator project. “These are recent law graduates representing clients themselves for the first time.”

Pace announced the initiative on Nov. 11. At least three other law schools have launched solo incubators during the past five years, including the City University of New York School of Law, The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and the University of Maryland School of Law. A handful of additional schools are considering adding similar programs.

The article quotes Dean Michelle S. Simon: “Creating this public-interest law practice to serve our community during a time of need, and at the same time utilizing the skills of our extremely capable and socially committed recent graduates, perfectly captures what Pace Law School is all about.”

Read the full story here.

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