California's Attorney Deserts: Access to Justice Implications of the Rural Lawyer Shortage

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Lisa R. Pruitt

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Zach Newman

The Legal Aid Association of California

Date Written: July 1, 2019

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Pruitt, Lisa R. and Newman, Zach, California's Attorney Deserts: Access to Justice Implications of the Rural Lawyer Shortage (July 1, 2019). UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3564360 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3564360

Lisa R. Pruitt (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
Davis, CA CA 95616-5201
United States

Zach Newman

The Legal Aid Association of California ( email )

350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
701
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
5108933000 (Phone)
94612 (Fax)

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