Incubator Program


The Akron Bar Association Incubator Program is looking for participants to add to its Barberton Incubator program. The program, modeled on many successful programs across the country, offers low-cost office space for new lawyers. Lawyers in the program are solo practitioners who work with an experienced mentor and ABA leadership to establish practices in Summit County. The program is housed in office space in Barberton leased by the Akron Bar Association from the Barberton Community Development Corporation and is supported by the Barberton Community Foundation.

The Akron Bar is soliciting expressions of interest in participation in the Incubator Program.

Candidate Qualifications: 

Candidates to participate as new lawyers should meet the following qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice for five years or fewer.
  • Desiring to work with a mentor to develop a business plan for a solo or small firm practice in Summit County.
  • Willing to commit to participation in the program for 18 months.
  • Obligated to pay rent to the program as follows: six months, no rent; six months $250 per month; six months $500 per month.
  • Willing to meet reasonable requirements for pro bono and/or limited means representation.

Potential candidates should submit a letter of application and resume to Akron Bar Associations & Foundation’s Executive Director, C. Allen Nichols.

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