Legal deserts: How Texas, New York are tackling the problem

By American Bar Association

ABA News quoted President Greenberg on New York’s efforts to examine rural justice.

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and they’re not wrong. Among the 50 states, Texas is second in land area, second in population and third in the number of lawyers.

But it also has a Texas-sized problem with legal deserts – huge areas with few lawyers, so rural residents have to drive far to find attorneys to handle wills, divorces and criminal cases.

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