Scrapping loan forgiveness for public servants hurts our democracy


Broad access to justice is essential to the preservation of any democracy, and yet many Americans struggle to afford adequate legal representation.
Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Christopher P. Chapman
Hill, The
November 11, 2017
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Tags: Student Debt, Student Loan Forgiveness

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


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Through legal aid organizations across this country, thousands of lawyers, social workers, investigators, paralegals and other public interest professionals make the choice to provide vital services to low-income clients, despite salaries that are often considerably lower than in the private sector. That is why in 2007, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program was established with bipartisan support — to encourage commitment to this invaluable work.