C|M|LAW’s plans to support our graduates entering solo practice by creating a solo practice incubator was featured in this morning’s Cleveland Plain Dealer. Quoting numbers from the Wall Street Journal and the ABA on the high numbers of law graduates going into solo practice, the article, Solo incubator at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law to help new grads hang out a shingle, by Allison Grant, hails C|M|’s partnership in this project with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In the article, C|M|LAW Dean Craig M. Boise, notes that C|M|LAW has, for many years, seen approximately 15% of its graduates entering solo practice, by choice. This incubator is an effort, in part, to better support that choice.
Please see: http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/12/solo_incubator_at_cleveland-ma.html#incart_river
An article on the same subject appeared in Crain’s Cleveland Business on Tuesday, November 27, in an article titled, Cleveland-Marshall will assist solo lawyers – Incubator eventually will offer them office space, by Michelle Park.
C|M|LAW plans to open a solo practice incubator in the fall of 2013 to support new graduates of the law school who choose a solo practice career. Only a few other law schools across the country have opened an incubator, ten of fewer nationally. The C|M|LAW incubator will be the first and only such effort in Ohio. The estimated cost of construction will be between 1.2-1.5 million and the solo incubator will built in newly constructed office space within the walls of the C|M|LAW Library, although the library will not be directly accessible from the law office space. Leases will be for 18-months and, at completion, there will be approximately 15 spaces available. Some spaces will be available for 2013 graduates, and additional space will be reserved for 2014 graduates.