Upstates Rural Towns Struggle with Shortage of Lawyers

By JOE MAHONEY

The Daily Star reported on the Task Force on Rural Justice and quoted President Greenberg. The article also appeared in the Plattsburgh Press Republican and Niagara Gazette.

Rural New Yorkers run into the same situations in life that require legal assistance as residents of urban and suburban regions — contract disputes, estate planning questions, real estate transactions and divorce, for instance.

But finding lawyers to advise folks who live in small towns has become increasingly challenging in “legal deserts” — areas where attorneys are in short supply.

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