NE Bar Association promotes rural initiatives


August 4, 2017

Rural Nebraska needs more lawyers.

Visiting Sidney Wednesday, Judge Joseph Bataillon, Nebraska Bar Association, Richard E. Moberly, University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Law dean, and Ronald Volkmer, Creighton University law professor, promoted legal education and efforts to inspire lawyers to serve in rural areas.

“What we’re trying to do, as three organizations, is talk about access to justice,” Bataillon said.

Of Nebraska’s 93 counties, 11 have zero attorneys and 19 of them have between only one and three attorneys, Moberly said.

“There are a lot of organizations around th...

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