Rural

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched rural legal resources even thinner because of massive unemployment, benefits issues, looming evictions, and other problems that require lawyers, said one panelist...
The number of rural Americans living in poverty has climbed sharply in the past twenty years. At the turn of the 21st century, about one in five rural counties had a poverty rate higher than twenty...
Launched in the summer of 2016, the Rural Summer Legal Corps is a privately funded initiative to connect law students with legal aid programs in the common pursuit of better addressing the civil...
Providing legal aid to low-income people in rural areas can be particularly challenging because of distance, lack of access to transportation, and lack of awareness of the kinds of services and help that legal aid can provide. Similar challenges make it difficult for private attorneys to volunteer to take cases. These projects from legal aid organizations highlight how they have tried to tackle the issues of providing legal help to clients in rural areas.
First American Credit Union (FACU) had taken the money from her account, which consisted entirely of social security benefits and federal civil service retirement benefits, claiming she owed them for...
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When Linda’s * elderly mother grew ill with a terminal sickness, Linda moved into the old family home in a rural area of Georgia to take care of her. She learned that no one had been paying the...