THE COLLABORATIVE LEGAL INCUBATOR PROGRAM

CLIP is a grassroots movement changing how our community understands access to justice and legal services in South Dakota. CLIP provides access to the legal system for vulnerable, low to moderate-income clients by training lawyers to build sustainable and socially conscious legal practices.

CLIP SD
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PROBLEM

 

The average lawyer charges $200 an hour. The average family makes $500/week. Out of 2000 lawyers in South Dakota, just 7 work in legal aids. So middle class families don’t hire lawyers. They might try it on their own. They do live in constant stress and chaos when common legal issues arise, such as divorce, caring for the elderly, or foreclosure.

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SOLUTION: CLIP

Innovative community collaborations providing a supportive environment, business management skills, and hands-on casework with direct mentorship for new solo/small firm practitioners to build socially conscious and sustainable practices serving low income and modest means clients.    

Let's

COLLABORATE

Help increase access to legal services by supporting lawyers:

Mentor

Train

Donate

Spread the Word

A N N O U N C E M E N T S

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Director of CLIP featured in Bush Foundation BMagazine

It isn’t surprising that Gandhi’s famous quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world” serves as Taneeza...

F U N D E D  B Y

the SD Bar Foundation and East River Legal Services