Office of Career Development & Opportunities

Solo Practice Grant Program

Solo Practice Grant Program

Going straight into solo practice can be an attractive and professionally fulfilling option for an entrepreneurial new lawyer. The Solo Practice Grant Program provides financial support for new JD graduates to assist them in opening solo practices within LawBank, an innovative and acclaimed co-working environment for solo and small firm practitioners in Denver. With high-quality office space at two convenient locations in metropolitan Denver, LawBank fosters mentoring, interaction and collaboration amongst participating lawyers while also providing private work space to help preserve client confidentiality. This unique, collaborative environment is ideal for newly-minted solo practitioners who, for a modest co-payment of about $50 per month, can build their own practice while benefiting from mentoring and guidance provided by more experienced practitioners.

During their studies at Denver Law, students can prepare for the business side of private practice with a suite of courses in law practice management, including:

  • Introduction to Small Practice Management
  • Accounting for the Small Legal Practice
  • Business Development: Marketing and Client Service
  • Legal Practice Seminar

Access to Justice:

The Solo Practice Grant Program also provides the opportunity for new JD graduates to address the access-to-justice gap. As a condition for participating in the Solo Practice Grant Program, grantees agree to provide a specified amount of pro bono legal services, which may include serving indigent clients. Because they do not shoulder the full costs of starting a legal practice, grantees who begin their legal practices at LawBank are also well-positioned to serve the growing market of potential modest-means clients who do not qualify for legal aid services, but who are routinely priced out of the legal services market.

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208