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Justice Bridge

Justice Bridge bridges the gap between:

  • Participants: recent law school graduates who want to learn how to develop profitable and rewarding law practices, and
  • Clients: individuals of modest means who need access to legal representation at affordable rates, yet do not qualify for legal aid

Fulfills UMass Law’s mission

  • Positions UMass Law graduates at the forefront of emerging legal markets
  • Serves unmet legal needs through a collaborative, community-oriented network
  • Inspires lawyers to make a difference in people’s lives

Supports new lawyers

Justice Bridge operates as a post-graduate incubator that provides recent UMass Law graduates with:

  • Employment opportunities
  • Supportive environment for learning how to develop a law practice
  • Mentorship to develop skills in how to resolve cases efficiently
  • Office space, resources, and technology services
  • Access to a practical skills-based, online curriculum
  • Competitive edge in the job market

Benefits society, the courts & the community

  • Affordable legal representation for clients of modest means whose needs have been unmet
  • Greater access to effective, quality advocacy
  • Less congested, more efficient courts
  • Self-help center that provides access to legal forms, tutorials, and useful links 

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