The Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP) will expand the availability of affordable legal services for low and moderate income people by providing a group of entrepreneurial and public interest-minded recent law graduates the opportunity to incubate law practices serving modest means clients. By developing innovative and replicable delivery models, the JEP and its participants will expand access to justice for a segment of the population that is largely underserved in the current market while enabling these newer attorneys to pursue sustainable legal careers.
The JEP will focus on those modest income clients who currently do not have access to needed legal assistance because they earn too much to qualify for legal aid and too little to afford legal services at traditional market rates. The JEP will encourage and support innovative and successful law practices by providing substantive and skills training, assistance and coaching on business issues, mentoring, the ability to collaborate with peers and other successful practitioners, and a host of other supports that allow participants to establish successful law practices that address unmet legal needs in the community. The JEP will work to develop efficient and effective delivery models relying in particular on technology, unbundling and flat fees.