Legal Apprenticeships for a New Economy

April 23, 2014

Bay Area lawyers, legal workers, and prospective lawyers are warmly invited to this workshop and discussion about the benefits of and best practices for becoming a lawyer without going to law school!

Legal Apprenticeships for a New Economy
Wednesday, April 23rd, 6 p.m.
Golden Gate University, Room 6208
536 Mission St, San Francisco

In California, apprenticing in a law office is a recognized pathway to becoming a lawyer without going to law school. Communities everywhere could benefit greatly from a growing number of lawyers who are trained "on the ground" and not burdened by the high costs of law school. Increasingly, lawyers are looking to grow the legal apprenticeship movement as a way to diversify the legal profession, empower legal workers, and grow access to legal services.

During this discussion, apprentice Ricardo Nuñez and supervising attorney Janelle Orsi of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) will share experiences and answer questions about the process. At the SELC, all non-lawyer staff members are en route to becoming lawyers via apprenticeships, and they are documenting this process at