Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center


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In Their Own Words: A Video Featuring Incubator Lawyers

Incubators Featured by American Bar Association

"In Their Own Words" shows how lawyers from around the country share the benefits of incubator projects - highlighting opportunities for public service, the value of practice management training and mentor relations, and the advantages of camaraderie with one another. Click here to view the video.

Mindy Yocum: Making the System Work for Modest-Means Clients

Columbus Bar inc alum Mindy Yocum was recently profiled as a "Legal Rebel" by the American Bar Association. Mindy provides legal services aimed at people of modest means.

Click here to learn about her unique business model.

The current employment market has created an environment of unprecedented significance for new law school graduates. In an attempt to assist new lawyers, the CBA created Columbus Bar inc.

Program Overview

The "inc" is short for "incubator" - a program intended to accelerate the successful development of new lawyers in an environment that provides an array of business support resources. The Columbus Bar Association provides an office facility, office equipment, access to attorney mentors, training on a variety of law practice management issues, and specially designed networking opportunities to help new lawyers build a successful practice based on sound business principles.

In exchange for the services provided by the Columbus Bar, participants agree to accept at least one pro bono case during their one-year term, creating an additional source for serving the unmet legal needs in central Ohio.

The Columbus Bar Association was the first bar association in the country to develop an incubator program for new lawyers interested in establishing a solo law practice. The program has received praise both locally and nationally.

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Thank you to the generous sponsors who make Columbus Bar inc possible:

Columbus Bar Foundation

Tiano & Associates, Ltd.


Affinity Consulting Group

Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP