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July 21, 2020

ABA program to explore problem of legal deserts in rural California, Georgia, South Dakota

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2020 – Three experts on rural justice will join American Bar Association President Judy Perry Martinez on July 28 to discuss problems of rural access to justice, especially in legal deserts, where lawyers are scarce.

The one-hour online webinar coincides with the release of the 2020 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession, an annual compilation of statistics and trends among lawyers, judges and law students. New to the report is a chapter on legal deserts, with maps and charts showing where lawyers are abundant and where they are rare in all 3,141 U.S. counties and county equivalents.

The panel will include:

The program will be from 11 a.m. to noon ET on Tuesday, July 28, on Zoom. Registration is required to attend.

To register, click here. For more information, on the program and the Profile of the Legal Profession, contact Marc Davis at [email protected] or 202-662-1773.

To read the 2019 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession, click here. The 2020 edition will be available here on July 28.

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