Soothing the Path to SuccessIP LEGAL INCUBATOR

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ArtWorks™ Features

1 on 1 Mentor

Gain case-handling experience by working under the direction of our senior attorneys.


Train to provide the full spectrum of client representation and hone the skills of reflective practice.


Meet and engage with industry professionals in fashion, art and entertainment.


Take advantage of opportunities for PT and Temp employment in other practice areas.

Our residency program seeks entrepreneurial candidates who are committed to building their own law practices in the areas of Intellectual Property and the Arts, with a special focus on Fashion and Entertainment Law

Creatives in FASHION & ENTERTAINMENT need you.


In order to help program participants feel supported in taking on clients and developing their practice, we make sure they have access to experienced advice.

  • Upon admission, each participant is matched with a senior attorney who will act as their mentor, with whom they will work on a one-on-one basis.
  • Although the program is specifically for those interested in intellectual property law, participants may seek additional guidance from mentors purposefully drawn from other practice areas such as Trusts and Estates, Real Estate, Business and Corporate Law, Family Law, Federal Appeals, and more.

Business Development

Team Meetings

Each program participant is required to meet with their business-development team once a month. The team functions to establish and check business-growth benchmarks and monitor progress. The participant’s mentor, program coordinator, and a business strategist work together to advise and support the participant in the following areas:

  • Creating a business plan
  • Developing strategies for growing the practice
  • Providing tools for personal development
  • Working to ensure work-life balance and support

Classes, Events and Workshops

As part of the business development curriculum, program participants attend onsite events such as MusicCONVERG™, workshops and networking programs where they can meet industry professionals in fashion and entertainment. Prior classroom sessions prepare them to leverage such events to obtain clients, and equip them to provide industry-specific legal services.

Opportunities to Practice

Employment Opportunities: ArtWorks Legal Incubator provides services to professionals in the fashion, entertainment and arts industries. Working closely with industry insiders, designers and other creatives, our team has direct access to a real-life view of the worlds of fashion and entertainment. We provide opportunities to work on legal projects, such as negotiating contracts and licensing agreements, and many other legal support services.

Program participants can take advantage of opportunities for part-time or temporary employment in other practice areas through our collaboration with firms that specialize in Trusts and Estates, Real Estate, Family Law, Business Law, Criminal Law and more.

Pro-Bono Opportunities: ArtWorks collaborates with Project Thunder, Inc. a nonprofit organization that runs a youth entrepreneurial center and homework centers in elementary and middle schools, supports a domestic-violence legal clinic, and is developing an immigration legal support services program (

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Fequently Asked Questions

What's the criteria for admission?


–        New attorneys or attorneys making a career change

–        Law-school program transcript

–        Resume/CV and cover letter

–        2 Letters of Reference

–        Writing sample relevant to the area of intellectual property they are interested in

–        Seeking only very serious candidates. 


Work ethic matters.

–        Candidates must be very committed to growing their own businesses

–        Willing to receive guidance and constructive criticism from mentors

–        Adaptable in applying

What qualities are you looking for?


–        Interest in intellectual property

–        Entrepreneurial Spirit

–        Collaborative

–        Innovative

–        Attorneys who desire:

  • Mentorship
  • Business Development
  • Opportunities to Practice

What is the interview process?


–        Program Coordinator/Managing Attorney

–        Assistant Managing Attorney

–        Advisory Board Members

Residents who graduate this program have the opportunity to stay and become mentors to others as well and receive subsidized office space.

What happens after a candidate is admitted?

Resident is assigned a mentor and work space.  Options for work space includes 12 small cubicles; 4 private cubicles; 3 two-three person offices; kitchenette/lunch bar; lounge; and conference rooms.

Program coordinator has discretion as to what space is assigned:

–        Small cubicle

–        Large cubicle

–        Office


The program is composed of three components:

  1. Mentorship
  2. Business Development
  3. Opportunities to Practice

Is there a fee to apply?

Yes, there is a $100.00 fee to process your application.

  • High-speed internet and telephone service
  • Access to an onsite copier
  • Shared kitchenette/lunch bar and lounge
  • Conference rooms are included
  • Starter website
  • Business cards
  • Stationary

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