Small town law: Stories of justice among the backroads, cornfields

Clockwise from top: Warren County Courthouse; Jay County Courthouse; Liberty in Union County; Shoals in Martin County.

Rural Indiana counties are losing attorneys just as city problems are visiting greater hardships upon them. But lawyers and judges who call the state’s smallest communities home are working hard to keep beloved charms of small town life from slipping away. Indiana Lawyer traveled to four such places, finding that despite their challenges, the bonds of community remain strong.

Jay County
Deeply rooted in rural justice

Martin County
Hometown justice, family feel

Union County
A slower, unhurried pace

Warren County
Law in a no-stoplight county

Editor’s Perspective
In small towns, justice is personal, professional

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