Bob Brookens

Older man in dress shirt and tie looks at a file folder while being surrounded by shelves and shelves of other folders.

Bob Brookens has been doing legal work for clients in Marion for more than 40 years, and, truth is, he’d like to turn the reins over to someone else. His situation is all too typical throughout rural Kansas: The ranks of attorneys are graying, and replacements are hard to find. Credit: Jeff Tuttle