Want a job? Go rural

September 8, 2011
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I’ve come across a few articles and blog posts suggesting young lawyers consider setting up shop in rural areas. South Dakota’s state bar is launching a project to lure more attorneys to rural areas as many of the attorneys in the less-populated parts of the state are getting ready to retire.

It’s not just a problem in the United States – a 2009 article on the Canadian Bar Association’s British Columbia Branch encourages young lawyers to come to rural parts of the province.

It may be a tough sell to young lawyers – come practice in a town that’s population may be the same as your law school. While there may be less competition and more opportunities to start a career and practice law in less populated areas, can that overcome the fact that the attorney would be without the amenities that a large city can provide?

If you live and or practice in a rural part of Indiana, are you finding a similar situation unfolding?

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