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Lacking lawyers: Attorneys are scarce in rural ND while business keeps growing

March 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Even though there are a lot of lawyers out there, not enough of them seem to be gravitating toward small towns in North Dakota, and the law community is setting out to change that.
With an average of only 1.3 lawyers per 1,000 people…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lacking lawyers: Attorneys are scarce in rural ND while business keeps growing

March 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Even though there are a lot of lawyers out there, not enough of them seem to be gravitating toward small towns in North Dakota, and the law community is setting out to change that.
With an average of only 1.3 lawyers per 1,000 people…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rural areas have a need for justice: UND program to place law students into clerkships in counties with few or no lawyers

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Just as some North Dakota counties have very few people, some also have very few — or zero — lawyers.
A partnership of the state courts, bar association and University of North Dakota law school seeks to fix this “access to justice” problem …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rural areas have a need for justice: UND program to place law students into clerkships in counties with few or no lawyers

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Just as some North Dakota counties have very few people, some also have very few — or zero — lawyers.
A partnership of the state courts, bar association and University of North Dakota law school seeks to fix this “access to justice” problem …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

LETTER: Funding rural lawyers smacks of socialism

April 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The state of South Dakota appears to have slid a few more feet into the fetid muck of state-run socialism.
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OUR VIEW: Governor should sign bill to aid rural lawyers

March 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

This proposal helps to assure that lawyers whose services are so vital are available to small-town South Dakota residents. Continue Reading

‘Long knives’ come out in SD lawyer fight

March 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

House blocks attempt to put legislators on Judicial Qualifications Commission.
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Former Buffalo County prosecutor hit with suspension for diverting money

March 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Steve Fox, who since 2005 has served as state’s attorney in Buffalo County and assistant state’s attorney in Brule County, admitted earlier this month to diverting approximately $109,000 in client payments to his personal business account over a four-year period.
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OUR VIEW: Rural lawyer bill deserves consideration

February 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

If approved, Senate Bill 218 will help pay for a certain number of law students to attend the University of South Dakota. In return, those students will agree to open a practice for a set amount of time in a small town or rural county.
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SD legislators eye tuition plan for lawyers to practice in small towns

February 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Counties, Unified Judicial System would split cost of recruiting 16 layers to rural South Dakota.
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