Ensuring Equal Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities

Ensuring Equal Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities

DATE   April 26, 2019  
Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, Maine 04901

The Maine Law Review proudly proudly presents “Ensuring Equal Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities,” a symposium presented in partnership between the University of Maine School of Law and Colby College on April 26-27, 2019 in Waterville, Maine.

Maine is over 60% rural, and its rural communities are facing a well-documented lawyer shortage. While some work is underway to address this vexing problem, the absence of legal representation remains a constant challenge to the quality of life experienced by all communities. To respond, we will engage in a holistic discussion about access to services in rural areas, including civil legal and healthcare services as well as criminal law reform.

Lisa Pruitt, Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law and a national expert on the intersection of law with rural livelihoods will present the keynote address.

This event has been approved for 8.25 Maine CLE credits (including 1.25 ethics). To view the full symposium schedule and to register for this free event visit: http://mainelawcommunity.org/2019-rural-symposium.

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