Pro Bono Services and the Los Angeles Consortium Incubator
In early 2015, the State Bar of California’s Commission on Access to Justice announced a grant to create an increased access to legal services for low- and moderate-income individuals. The commission is comprised of judges, attorneys, and other community leaders. One of the projects in the Los Angeles area is the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC).
Attorney Dan Yakobian is a participant in the brand new LAIC. The program was specifically designed to help individuals who normally are unable to afford legal services. Participants in the LAIC receive training in various areas of law and then provide pro bono legal services to individuals in need.
LAIC is a collaboration between various law schools and legal aid organizations. The participating law schools are Southwestern Law School, Pepperdine School of Law, and UCLA School of Law. Additionally, the Los Angeles County Law Library, Bet Tzedek, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Community Legal Services, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles, and Public Counsel are also contributing to the success of the program.