Bay Area Legal Incubator (BALI)

Bay Area Legal Incubator Website HeaderBerkeley Law is proud to support graduates taking on the justice gap through the Bay Area Legal Incubator (BALI) Program.

Read more about Berkeley Law’s participation in BALI.

In Their Own Words

Watch an ABA video featuring legal incubator program participants from around the United States.

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Why an Incubator?

Many law school graduates want to help clients who are underserved in our legal system. And many would be excited to have their own solo or small firm practice, providing low-fee services to clients with modest means.

But new attorneys often lack the business experience to confidently and successfully open and operate their own firms, and need access to mentoring on substantive law as well.

BALI bridges this gap by offering practical training and mentorship through a one-year program. BALI attorneys work on pro bono and low-fee cases, gradually building their own sustainable modest means practices, serving clients in the areas of law that interest them and where affordable lawyers are most needed.

Want to Know More?

BALI launched in January of 2016, with 13 total participants, two from Berkeley Law! Applications for the next BALI class are open to Berkeley Law J.D. graduates from the Class of 2017, and are due in January 2018. For more information, contact Melanie Rowen in the Berkeley Law Career Development Office.