California's Attorney Deserts: Access to Justice Implications of the Rural Lawyer Shortage
17 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2020 Last revised: 7 Apr 2020
Date Written: July 1, 2019
Since its inception in 1996, the California Commission on Access to Justice ( CCAJ) has worked to ensure that all Californians are afforded equal access to justice. The California Commission on Access to Justice researched the issue of so-called attorney desserts, places where few attorneys live and work, leaving unmet legal needs. In this policy brief, we detail the problem and suggest possible solutions.
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