Through the Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), established in 2005 and funded by a Congressional appropriation, LSC makes a limited number of forgivable loans to attorneys employed by its grantee programs to help repay law school debt. The goals of the LRAP are to help LSC grantee programs recruit and retain highly qualified attorneys, and to promote the development of initiatives that make public interest law a viable career path for law school graduates.
Attorneys who are selected to participate in LSC’s LRAP receive loans of up to $5,600 per year, for up to three years, if they remain eligible and funding is available.
Participating attorneys must use the LSC LRAP assistance to pay qualifying law school loans and accrued interest, and must meet all terms and conditions of the LSC LRAP. The debt to LSC will be forgiven at the end of each LRAP loan term so long as the participating attorney remains in good standing with a Legal Services Corporation grantee program throughout the term, as certified by the executive director of the attorney’s program. Participating attorneys are expected to remain with an LSC-funded legal services program for three years.
Application Period: The 2014 LSC-LRAP applications period closed on Monday, February 24, 2014, 5pm EST.
Evaluation Period: Applications are currently being evaluated and reviewed. All applicants will be notified of their selection and eligibility directly via email.
Accepted Applicants: Applicants notified of their acceptance and participant status into the program are required to complete the LSC-LRAP ED Certification and LSC-LRAP Promisory Note forms ( provided below) and submit to LSC by the respective dates in order to receive their first loan check. These forms are for the period from October 01, 2013 through March 31, 2014.
Form: LSC-LRAP Promissory Note (PDF)
Forms need to be submitted by:
Renewing Participants: May 01, 2014
New Participants: June 02, 2014
Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the LRAP Coordinator at LRAPcoordinator@lsc.gov