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Many low-income residents in New York's rural counties do not have financial resources necessary to retain an attorney and are in need of pro bono legal representation. However, most attorneys practicing in rural areas are in small firms or in solo practice, and therefore find it difficult to devote time and resources to pro bono work. Recognizing both the need and the challenge, the Rural Law Center works to provide non-traditional pro bono opportunities that suit the needs of both client and attorney. The Center's program that provides free training for rural attorneys in return for direct client representation, has had the additional benefit of building an informal support network for attorneys in remote regions of our state.





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