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Stock Photography Several North Dakota counties and communities to this day have little or no access to lawyers, an issue the University of North Dakota law school and Legislature hope to remedy with a new program that will place law students in clerkships in rural communities.

Rural areas have a need for justice: UND program to place law students into clerkships in counties with few or no lawyers


Just as some North Dakota counties have very few people, some also have very few — or zero — lawyers.

A partnership of the state courts, bar association and University of North Dakota law school seeks to fix this “access to justice” problem with clerkships for law students in these counties.

Slope County in southwestern North Dakota is one of four counties with no attorneys.

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