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Bloomberg Law, December 5, 2013

Bar Groups Give Jobless Lawyers a Boost

"Ironic" could be the theme of the current market for legal services: thousands of unemployed new lawyers, but even more potential clients who can’t afford market-rate legal bills. Now bar associations are playing matchmaker. The New York City Bar Association is starting a law firm and the Chicago Bar Foundation is creating an incubator. Both will link new lawyers with moderate-income clients, charging lower prices than typical firms....The bar initiatives will help transition new lawyers into small firms, and help them develop their own clientele.

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