Rural Counties See Dramatic Declines in Family Lawyers, Costing Poor Parents their Kids
In six of eight rural counties, panels of children’s attorneys have lost more than half their lawyers over the past decade.
This article was published in partnership with The Nation.
Correction: An earlier version of this article described North Creek as located in Wayne County; in fact, it is in Warren County.
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