By: Hon. Ronald Robie, Kenneth W. Babcock, and Mary Lavery Flynn. Published by: The California Commission on Access to Justice. Published in September 2010
The California Commission on Access to Justice finds that housing, labor violations, domestic violence, access to health care and services, legal problems facing the elderly and persons with disabilities, language assistance, and tribal-related issues were the top legal needs of rural Californians. The Commission recommends pursuing geographic equality, expanding funding for rural legal services, developing minimum access guidelines, establish a statewide “friends of rural legal aid” committee, developing ways to use technology to bridge the urban/rural divide, fulfilling pro bono responsibility, and convening local rural access task forces.