Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Rural Areas Need More Lawyers
I live and work primarily in rural Nebraska, but am from the Rapid City area of South Dakota. And I hear about and see first hand that there is a shortage of lawyers able to handle the caseload that exists. The American Bar Association recently wrote a fantastic article about this issue, and how different states are seeking to address it. Really a lawyer shortage equates to a justice shortage, because of the long distances that people have to travel to find attorneys and the cost associated with doing so. I applaud the work of the State Bars that are trying to find solutions, and hope that this will continue.