Partner Chris Strang recently accepted an appointment to serve on the Advisory Board for Lawyers for Affordable Justice (LAJ). Founded in January, 2016, LAJ is a collection of independent lawyers joining forces to provide legal services to low and moderate income clients at rates they can afford.
The LAJ attorneys are able to provide services at reduced rates by sharing overhead and expenses in a new incubator facility located in Kenmore Square. The program was designed as a collaborative effort by Boston University School of Law, Boston College Law School, and Northeastern University School of Law. It was made possible in part by a grant from the American Bar Association.
Entrepreneurial-minded recent graduates from each of these three law schools will serve as LAJ attorneys for two-year periods. Several experienced attorneys and law professors provide mentoring and training. The Advisory Board will monitor the program’s progress and make periodic recommendations.
Despite being only a few months old, LAJ is already making headlines in the local press.