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.

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