Study: Do Farmers Need Lawyers?

Hudson Family
The Hudson family

As reported in the Delmarva Now, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is studying what legal services the University could provide for Maryland’s farmers.  Following the University’s Environmental Law Clinic’s law suit against local farmers Alan and Kristin Hudson, on behalf of the Waterkeeper’s Alliance, the University is considering extending similar law clinic services to farm clients. For now, the work is limited to studying what services might be needed.  As described,

The collaboration between the law school, the University of Maryland agriculture school, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore agriculture school and the university’s agriculture extension department began after the Maryland General Assembly approved one year of funding in 2012.  During the remainder of this year, it plans to use the $250,000 in funding to conduct in-depth interviews with farmers throughout the state to learn what types of help they may want from attorneys and how they would like to receive it.

For more information, read the full story from the Delmarva Now.

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