Loyola University College of Law’s Incubator Program has been nominated for the American Bar Association’s Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access. The award honors “programs and projects that advance the access to legal services for those of moderate incomes in ways that are exemplary and replicable.” Nominees are also eligible for the “Brown Select” award which goes to the group that gets the most votes on the ABA website.
The Incubator Program is an opportunity for Loyola Law School graduates who are engaged (or seek to be engaged) in a full time, social justice oriented solo practice in the Greater New Orleans area. Participants receive instruction, case referrals, mentorship, peer feedback, and access to a wide variety of resources including office space. Participants spent at least of 1/4 of time be spent on cases that fall into the “justice gap.” The program also grants stipends for participants to accept pro bono referrals for individuals who are at or below 200% of the poverty line.