2014 NSBA Rural Practice Initiative
The Nebraska State Bar Association increased its efforts in 2013 to manage the shortage of small town lawyers by starting a rural practice initiative. Currently, 12 of Nebraska’s 93 counties have no lawyers.
The NSBA has created a bus tour which allows law students and new attorneys in practice two years or less to have the opportunity to travel to areas of Greater Nebraska during the law schools spring breaks. Participants will meet with local attorneys and business leaders and experience what each community has to offer a new attorney.
A summer clerkship program was also formed in 2013 to help place students and new attorneys in firms in Greater Nebraska. In 2014, students may apply for one or two 5-week clerkships. Participation by attorneys is critical for the summer clerkship program to succeed. Please help by hiring a student for the summer.
For further information, contact Sam Clinch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-742-8125
- Attorneys per County in Nebraska - 2012
- New Lawyers Advised Think Small (The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2012)