Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program
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.
Close of the 2013 LSC LRAP Loan Cycle
The 2013 LSC LRAP Loan Cycle has ended as of Monday, September 30, 2013.
For all current participants in the 2013 cycle your completed Executive Director (ED) Certification form for the second check disbursement period (April 01, 2013 through September 30, 2013) needs to be returned to LSC by Monday, November 04, 2013 at 9:00 am Eastern Time via the LRAPcoordinator mailbox (LRAPcoordinator@lsc.gov).
The Executive Director (ED) Certification form for the second check disbursement period (April 01, 2013 through September 30, 2013) and this year's program description are provided below for your reference.
Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the LRAP Coordinator at LRAPcoordinator@lsc.gov