Loan repayment assistance available
Arizona attorneys who are employed in non-profit organizations that serve the legal needs of low-income individuals and families may receive help reducing their law-school debt.
The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education has begun taking applications for its Loan Repayment Assistance Program, which provides forgivable loans to qualifying attorneys and allows them to work in legal-aid programs for the poor. Applicants must be members of the State Bar of Arizona, earn under $65,000 and be employed by an approved non-profit legal organization (for a list and application form, go to http://www.azflse.org/).
In addition, the Joyce Holsey Loan Repayment Assistance Program is available to law school graduates of Arizona State University and the University of Arizona who are legal-aid attorneys. Holsey was a Tucson lawyer and the first African-American woman to be admitted to the state Bar. She was committed to fighting for the underserved, despite becoming blind while attending law school.
For more information, go to http://www.azflse.org/azflse/grants/joyce_holsey.cfm.
Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law