The North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation Helps North Carolina Lawyers Pursue Careers In Public Service Through Law School Loan Repayment Assistance.
Help us meet the Challenge! Donate now to reach the matching funds goal of $30,000
NC LEAF has provided loan repayment assistance to 525 public interest attorneys since its inception in 1989. Two years ago the General Assembly voted to defund non-profits resulting in the loss of all state funding after 16 years of continuous support. A cut from $500,000 to zero is hard to make up.
The sudden loss of state money has forced us to quickly seek other sources of revenue. The NC Bar Association has been extremely generous by providing a $30,000 contribution to ensure continuation of the loan repayment program. NC LEAF remains committed to equal access to justice for all citizens through the recruitment and retention of public interest attorneys by helping to reduce mortgage size educational debt.
Thanks to the generosity of the Chief Justice’s Equal Access to Justice Commission Foundation, NC LEAF has been given an opportunity for a matching grant to help continue funding for loan repayment assistance. Every dollar of the $30,000 we raise will be matched.
Help NC LEAF continue supporting public interest attorneys like you ensure equal access to justice. If every LEAF recipient and friend made a $50 contribution we would easily meet our goal. Any gift will be appreciated in our quest to meet the matching gift challenge.
Thank you in advance for your commitment to NC LEAF and the dedicated public interest attorneys throughout our state.
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