Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Mountains of loans are hard for many graduates to face, but especially lawyers working in public service. This year, the Washington State Bar Association inaugurates a Loan Repayment Assistance Plan (LRAP) for five recipients. Each recipient receives a $5000 forgivable loan -- forgiveness contingent on continued qualifying employment.

This year's recipients were from three law schools (Gonzaga, Vermont, and UW). They work for

  • the Associated Counsel for the Accused (Seattle),
  • the Lummi Indian Business Council (Bellingham),
  • the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (Eastern Washington Office),
  • the Skamania County Prosecutor's Office (Stevenson),
  • the YWCA Domestic Violence Civil Legal Assistance Office (Spokane).
Paula Littlewood, The WSBF Loan Repayment Assistance Program Selects Its First Five Recipients, Wash. St. B. News, June 2006.

Congratulations to the recipients, and thanks to WSBA for establishing the program!

Here at the UW, the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) has been working on an LRAP program as well. At commencement on Sunday, the JD class of 2006 announced its class gift was going toward the LRAP fund. PILA is matching part of the contribution. The class of 1976 also matched this year's class gift.

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