We’re used to the idea that good lawyers aren’t born, they’re made. But for mentors like Maria Hall, it’s how they’re made that’s important.

Every year in February, Hall–the director of the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium–ushers in a new cohort of 10-12 newly-minted law grads to show them the recipe for success as a free-thinking, adaptable and driven law practitioner.

For a freshly graduated lawyer trying to start their career during a nightmare pandemic, fear is not an option. Unfortunately, neither is landing a dream job. New lawyers like Alison Corn, who CEB last spoke to before her graduation from UC Davis Law School last spring, have been forced to create a new reality for themselves. Specializing in a niche