I recently joined the board of a new non-profit in Colorado called Legal Entrepreneurs for Justice (LEJ), and I'm hoping you can help me spread the word. LEJ is a small business incubator for socially conscious lawyers providing affordable legal solutions to low and middle-income people in Colorado. This target market includes those people who fall into the so-called "justice gap": individuals who make too much money to qualify for free legal services, but not enough to pay traditional market rates and assume the risk and inherent uncertainty of the traditional legal pricing model, the billable hour.
LEJ provides the training, mentoring, resources, and support these lawyers need to establish or transition to their own law practices. LEJ lawyers are committed to offering predictable pricing and flexible representation options and leveraging technology and innovation from other industries to increase client engagement and efficiency.
While LEJ is based in Denver, it is a state-wide incubator and attorneys can participate in the program from anywhere in CO. LEJ will welcome its first class of participants in early June 2019. Applications for admission are due by April 1, 2019.
I've been so excited to be included as a Board Member in this innovative and exciting project. Not only do I believe it will help those in our community who need legal services the most, but I believe it will build ethical and philanthropic roots for young law firms that will lead to lasting positive change in Colorado and beyond.
If you have any questions about LEJ, please feel free to contact them directly on their website.