January 01, 2013

Rural Lawyers in the Changing Marketplace

Steve Evenson

Many lawyers are familiar with rural towns only from passing through while driving, taking a rare case “in the sticks,” or exploring a new courthouse. But for a large number of lawyers—larger than you may think—providing valuable assistance to rural Americans is the primary focus of their practice. It’s how they make their living and raise their families. I have been blessed to be one of these rural lawyers for most of my legal career and have seen firsthand how our ever-changing economy, marketplace, and society have challenged rural areas.

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