UC Hastings has partnered with the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC), the State Bar of California Commission on Access to Justice, and four Bay Area law schools. We launched the inaugural class of BALI in January 2016.
BALI is a legal incubator designed to support recent law graduates in building sustainable law practices that serve modest means clients who have difficulty accessing affordable legal services. Recent graduates receive mentorship, client referrals, office space, and extensive practice management training. Participants have the option to choose the type of practice areas that interest them and receive six months of hands-on training in pro bono placements while building their practice.
The 2017-2019 BALI application is now available on HCO.
Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) is part of the University of California and is proud to provide quality educational resources to California’s attorneys. UC Hastings is excited to offer students access to CEB’s resources, including its “How to Hang Your Shingle” series. This program provides law students with free videos and training materials on how to launch their own solo practice.
To access and download the "How To Hang Your Shingle: Choosing Your Practice Area" series, follow these instructions:
UC Hastings wants to help entrepreneurial recent graduates launch their solo practice. Most recent graduates lack the practical and business experience to successfully open and launch their own law practice. UC Hastings is leading the national incubator trend and helping recent graduates build sustainable law practices that provide legal services to modest means clients. Learn more by watching this short video.
Watch this video created by the ABA to hear from incubator participants around the country.
Hear from BALI’s inaugural class of attorneys on why they joined BALI: