Without LRAP, I would not be able to sustain my work as an attorney representing one of the most vulnerable populations in DC – abused and neglected children. LRAP has given me the freedom to pursue this line of work where I can interact with families to reunify children with their parents or find them forever homes.
2016 LRAP Recipient and Guardian Ad Litem Attorney at the Children’s Law Center
LRAP enables me to pursue a career in public interest law, specifically providing direct representation to low-income DC residents in domestic violence and family law matters. Without the assistance of LRAP, it would not be possible for me to provide these services, especially only a few years out of law school. Instead, I would have to work at a for-profit institution and hope that I could one day pursue public interest once my loans had been paid off. LRAP is truly a great resource for those of us who wish to use our careers to serve the low-income residents in our community.
2016 LRAP Recipient and Staff Attorney at DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
Getting an LRAP award enables me to pursue a career serving the low income community, rather than just a year or two in the field before having to move on to a better paying job. This assistance makes it possible for me to do things like have a family and raise kids in DC, buy a house, and even plan to retire after a long career in the public interest field. Without programs like the DC LRAP, there’s no way I could ever do any of those things and stay in my public interest job.
2016 LRAP Recipient and Immigration Supervising Attorney at Ayuda