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In Maine, hopes turn to law students amid dearth of rural attorneys

Mar 28, 2022
Lawmakers consider a proposal that might convince some law students to work and live in rural communities.
Legislators have proposed allowing law students to work at a legal aid clinic in Fort Kent to alleviate the shortage of lawyers in the area.
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Some cities see eviction prevention as a way to reduce homelessness

Sep 26, 2018
In many cities, only a fraction of people facing eviction can actually get legal help.
A homeless woman waits in line to receive groceries and clothing in the skid row section of Los Angeles, California.
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Giving tenants a fighting chance against evictions

Aug 9, 2013
A pilot program in California is testing the idea that providing free counsel to poor tenants could actually save taxpayers money.