Using Technology to Connect Pro Bono Attorneys to Remote Clients
- American Bar Association
- Source: California
The scarcity of attorneys per capita in rural counties is a chronic problem for the delivery of legal services and information to remote clients. The majority of attorneys reside and practice in urban areas so the logistics for assisting rural clients can be prohibitive. Technology provides many new ways of transcending travel time, expense and distance – ways that can lower the barriers that prevent pro bono volunteers from helping rural clients. This article will present a number of innovative models that utilize technology to facilitate increased pro bono services to clients in need of assistance.
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