Law students come to Martinsburg, learn about rural challenges, benefits

Resulting from a partnership between the Legal Services Corporation and the Equal Justice Works, the trip marks the beginning of a summer program for legal students interested in working with rural legal aid clients.

News Story (West Virginia)

Danyel VanReenen
Journal (Martinsburg, WV)
June 1, 2017

Tags: Law Students, Rural

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Equal Justice Works (DC), Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV)


The field trip, leaving from Washington, D.C., will be coming to Martinsburg to learn firsthand from professionals and locals about the trials and rewards of working with rural legal aid clients.

“Providing legal aid to low-income people in rural areas can be particularly challenging because of the lack of attorneys, distance and clients’ lack of access to transportation. The Rural Summer Legal Corps is an attempt to help address this problem,” said Kathryn Fanlund, communications manager and writer for the Legal Services Corporation.