Francy Foral, who oversees the state bar's South Dakota Project Rural Justice program, outlines how underemployed young lawyers are representing rural clients, solving both a geographic and social problem within the state. The strategy pairs young lawyers with established attorneys in rural areas. The hope is that the younger practitioners will eventually succeed their mentors.
Foral offered her insights Feb. 9 at a forum hosted by the ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Chicago. The task force promotes innovative programs that connect new lawyers with underserved populations in need of legal services.