Justice Richard M. Givan Loan Repayment Assistance Program
The Indiana Bar Foundation is a charitable organization that supports programs that promote access to justice in Indiana. The Richard M. Givan Loan Repayment Assistance Program was established in 2006 as a statewide loan assistance program for law school graduates employed in non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the civil legal needs of low-income individuals and families in Indiana. This program is designed to assist attorneys who have incurred significant educational debt so they can work in civil legal aid programs for the poor.
The goal of the Richard M. Givan LRAP is to assist law school graduates who choose and wish to remain in employment in civil legal aid, and to assist civil legal aid organizations in recruiting and retaining qualified lawyers. The Richard M. Givan LRAP directs assistance in the form of a forgivable loan to applicants who would otherwise be precluded from accepting qualifying employment or who would be unable to continue to work in qualifying employment because of salaries that do not support their student loan debt burden.
Givan Program Eligibility