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Cover - Winter, 2014Vol. 8, Issue 1 / Winter 2014  

Choosing the Road Less Traveled: Reversing the Rural Lawyer Exodus

Across the nation - and in some parts of Missouri - rural residents with legal issues are finding it increasingly difficult to find lawyers to address those needs. For a variety of reasons - including the lure of big city salaries, the variety of social activities, and the desire to pay off student debt - few younger lawyers are choosing to plant roots in rural areas. Can this trend be reversed, or at least slowed?

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