San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Attorneys and aspiring lawyers are invited to join this casual conversation on benefits of and best practices for becoming a lawyer without going to law school.
In a handful of states, apprenticing in a law office is a recognized pathway to becoming a lawyer without going to law school. In California, the Law Office Study Program requires that an aspiring lawyer study in the office of a lawyer or judge for 18 hours per week for four years.
At the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), we are predicting that the number of people who become lawyers via the apprenticeship route will grow exponentially in coming years. All non-lawyer staff members at SELC are en route to becoming lawyers via apprenticeships, and we are documenting this process on our blog at LikeLincoln.org. During this Legal Cafe converation, SELC's apprentices and a supervising attorney will discuss their experiences and answer questions about the process.
For more information about apprenticeships:
- The benefits of legal apprenticeships
- List of 10 ways that legal service organizations will benefit from hosting apprentices
- Information about the California Law Office Study Program
This event is co-hosted by The Hub Berkeley, the wonderful space where SELC staff and apprentices go to work!
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Hosted by the Sustainable Economies Law Center
The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) cultivates a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. SELC provides essential legal tools — education, research, advice, and advocacy — to support this transition to localized, resilient economies. Our work focuses on practices that promote justice and sharing, including Cooperatives, Community Currencies, Community Enterprises, Local Investing, Cohousing, Urban Agriculture, Community Renewable Energy, and other innovative economic strategies.