Marion County Courthouse in Arkansas, Personal Injury Lawyers

Places like Manhattan are awash in attorneys. Corporate attorneys, small practices, specialty firms, headquarters for multinational super-firms. Throw a rock out a window and you’re sure to hit one. 

But Arkansas is unique, in that there is actually a shortage of legal counsel. The national per capita average of attorneys is 4.1 per 1,000 residents. Arkansas’s average is 2.0 per 1,0001. So Arkansas has about half as many attorneys available to its residents. 

In fact, there are one or no attorneys in 25 of the state’s counties. That’s one in every three counties! The counties are listed below, which are naturally the state’s most rural.

  • Bradley County
  • Calhoun County
  • Chicot County
  • Cleveland County
  • Dallas County
  • Desha County
  • Fulton County
  • Howard County
  • Izard County
  • Lafayette County
  • Lee County
  • Lincoln County
  • Little River County
  • Madison County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Nevada County
  • Newton County
  • Perry County
  • Pike County
  • Prairie County
  • Scott County
  • Searcy County
  • Stone County
  • Woodruff County

Bowen School of Law at University of Arkansas Little Rock has launched the Rural Practice Incubator Project to help address the issue. The incubator offers free training, mentorship, financial aid and related resources for new attorneys to open up their practices in parts of the state needing lawyers the most2

Duncan Firm services all of these counties, and will gladly travel to your location if you have an issue or case you need assistance with.  Please contact us to learn more.

 

 

1 https://arkansasjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/AATJPolicyBrief2015-0420.pdf 
2 https://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/arkansas-small-towns-need-lawyers/1126867202

 

 

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