Legal Deserts in America: A threat to justice for all
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Legal Deserts in America

Large swaths of rural America Lack access to attorneys - including parts of most states. As part of the 2020 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession, the ABA gathered information from each of the 50 states and created what is believed to be the most comprehensive set of maps showing where U.S. practicing lawyers are located and where they are missing. The results present a startling portrait of the lack of legal access in much of rural America, and the challenge that poses for policymakers and the legal profession in their quest for equal justice for all.

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