Loan Repayment Assistance Program

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The Foundation supports a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) for lawyers employed at Florida legal aid and legal services organizations. The LRAP program goals are to enhance the recruitment and retention of legal aid and legal services staff attorneys at organizations that receive general support funding from the Florida Bar Foundation; and to help those staff attorneys reduce their student loan debt. The Foundation’s LRAP provides benefits of $5,000 per year in the form of a loan. The Foundation forgives the loan annually for participants who remain employed full-time or part-time (at least 50% FTE) for 12 months at a Foundation general support-funded organization.

Staff attorneys employed by government agencies, nonprofits, and other types of public service organizations (Public Defenders, State Attorneys, Department of Children and Families, Guardian ad Litem, Office of Regional Conflict Counsel, Catholic Charities, etc.) may wish to research the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for more information on student loan assistance.