Law School Consortium Project
What is the Law School Consortium Project?
The Law School Consortium Project (LSCP) is a national nonprofit which works with law schools across the country to provide resources and benefits to solo and small firm practitioners who are dedicated to providing affordable, quality legal services to low and middle income communities.
What is the LSCP Northern California Collaborative?
The LSCP Northern California Collaborative (LSCP NCC) is an innovative, cooperative effort between the LSCP and six Northern California law schools to create and support a network of solo and small firm practitioners who are alumni of the LSCP Member Law Schools and who are dedicated to providing accessible legal services to low and moderate income Northern California communities. The creation of the LSCP NCC marks the first time law schools have come together to form an organization specifically geared to increasing access to legal services. The LSCP NCC Member Law Schools are:
- University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
- University of California Davis School of Law (King Hall)
- Golden Gate University School of Law
- University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
- University of San Francisco School of Law
- Santa Clara University School of Law
Why Was the LSCP NCC Created?By creating and supporting networks of solo and small firm social justice practitioners, the LSCP and its Member Law Schools help increase access to quality legal services for individuals and families that would otherwise have difficulty finding affordable attorneys. According to current LSCP Practitioners, membership in a LSCP Network allows them to:
- Promote social justice in their law practices.
- Maintain a more viable practice
- Provide affordable representation not available elsewhere.
- Provide better quality legal services to their clients.
- Gain increased ethical awareness and responsiveness.
- Achieve a sense of community with other solo and small firm social justice practitioners.
What Benefits Will LSCP NCC Social Justice Practitioners Receive?Current LSCP Practitioners have reported receiving the following benefits from the participation in LSCP Networks:
- Substantive information
- Case-specific information
- Law office management training and strategies
- Ethical guidance
- Litigation information
- Receiving and providing mentoring
- Legal forms
- CLE credit
- Product discounts
- Technology recommendations
"Doing Business," (PDF) by Erik Cummins, May 2004, California Lawyer Magazine.
"The Ulitimate Challenge: From School to Startup," by Marie Beaudette, September 15, 2003, Legal Times.
"Help for Going Solo," (PDF) by Rebecca Luczycki, March 2003, Vol. 12, No.6, The National Jurist.
"Help for 'Store Front' Lawyers: CUNY's Community Legal Resource Network is Thriving-and Growing. Now, Other Law Schools are Joining to Support Solo and Small-Firm Practitioners," by Margaret Graham Tebo, January 10, 2003, ABA Journal, Urban Law Practice.
HOW DO I JOIN THE LSCP NCC?
If you are a solo or small firm practitioner who serves primarily low and moderate income clients in Northern California and want more information on LSCP NCC please contact LSCP Field Director Anand Subramanian at (415) 561-6698 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Center's administrator, Dianne Fuller, at (510) 642-6969 or email@example.com. If you are interested in becoming a member contact Jacqueline Ervin at (510) 642-3093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTACT LSCP DIRECTLY:Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 29329
San Francisco, CA 94129-0329
1009 General Kennedy Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94129