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Bill hopes to attract lawyers to state's rural communities


Lincoln Sen. Danielle Conrad introduced a bill to the Nebraska legislature that would lower student loan repayment obligations for attorneys who serve low earning clients in rural parts of the state.

LB808 could provide public service attorneys working in communities with a population lower than 15,0000 with $6,000 a year in loan forgiveness, according to the Unicameral Update, the Nebraska Legislature’s official news source.

The judiciary committee heard this bill on Feb. 21.

Behind the proposal is a growing shortage of legal support in rural areas. There were 18 lawyers in Cheyenne...

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