Six recent law school graduates — half from the University of Baltimore School of Law and half from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law — have been chosen to participate in a yearlong program that offers advanced legal and business training to new lawyers with solo practices.
Now in its second year, the Law Entrepreneurs for Access Program, or LEAP, is a joint project of the University of Baltimore School of Law, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, the Maryland State Bar Association and Civil Justice, a nonprofit organization that trains and mentors the new solo practitioners. The new lawyers will be based at the law school from which they graduated.
Lynette Whitfield, a solo practitioner in Rockville, oversees the project for Civil Justice, providing weekly case reviews as well as coaching on substantive law, ethics, practice management and client development.
The LEAP lawyers will spend a significant percentage of their billable time on pro-bono and reduced-fee legal work.
The 2017 LEAP participants from the University of Baltimore School of Law are Scott Chambers, J.D. ’16, Alan Lee Johnson, J.D. ’15, and David Z. Lomke, J.D. ’15. Click on their names to access the websites of their law practices.