INCUBATOR PROGRAM TO LAUNCH IN 2021

If you are new to the practice of law – or looking to enter private practice for the first time in your career – get the mentoring and resources you need through the Handle|BAR Incubator Program.

This program is designed for those with an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm about serving low-and modest-income clients.

Benefits include:

  • Furnished office and meeting room space within the State Bar of Nevada’s Las Vegas and Reno offices. Includes access to WiFi and printer.
  • Available practice advisor for mentoring, education and tips on how to start and build your practice. Communicate remotely and on-site.
  • Build your client base and retain all fees collected.
  • Give back to the community through pro bono and modest means representation.
  • One-year commitment with a $3,000 program fee (scholarships will be available). Selected applicants to begin Incubator Program in March 2021.

Participant Responsibilities:

  • Agree to remain in the program for 12 months. 
  • Purchase and maintain appropriate malpractice insurance – minimum amount of $250,000 per occurrence/$500,000 aggregate.
  • Pay the annual program fee.
  • Provide at least 10 hours of pro bono service through a Nevada legal aid organization per month. 
  • Commit to providing services to modest means clients through the State Bar of Nevada’s (SBN) Lawyer Referral Services program. 
  • Share metrics and other information as requested by the SBN to gauge program success. 
  • Acknowledge that the attorney practices independently from the SBN.  This relationship would also be reflected in the participants written fee agreement with their clients. 
  • Maintain a license and stay in good standing with the SBN. 

You must be ready to submit your resume and Statement when you submit this form.

Prepare a 1-2 page statement on why you would like to participate in the Incubator program, why you should be selected and why you want to be a solo or small-firm practitioner. Please include your career goals for the next 3-5 years as well.

Deadline for applications is January 4, 2021.

Incubator Application

  • Preferred contact email for the Handle|BAR Incubator program.
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  • A 1-2 Page statement on why you would like to participate in the State Bar of Nevada’s Handle|BAR Incubator program, why you should be selected and why you want to be a solo or small-firm practitioner. Please include your career goals for the next 3-5 years as well.