LRAP Minnesota helps reduce the education debt burden experienced by dedicated public interest lawyers who represent low-income clients seeking legal services to secure essential needs like food, shelter and safety, and fundamental rights like equal access to justice.
Due to lack of funding, legal aid is forced to turn away two out of every three eligible clients. LRAP attorneys help fill this gap by serving some 10,000 low-income clients annually.
Sarah Davis states that LRAP Minnesota is critical for effective advocacy for low-income clients. After LRAP's making 10 years of student loan payments, Sarah received Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) in 2018. Sarah was recently joined by Lars Markeson who is the latest LRAP recipient to receive PSLF.