Thursday, March 13, 2014

Steven C. Krane Fund for Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest

Proskauer Rose LLP

"The Steven C. Krane Fund for Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest

Provides loan assistance to eligible law school graduates in public service work

Steven C. Krane, Esq.
1957-2010
The New York Bar Foundation has renamed its Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest Fund (SLAPI) in memory of former New York State Bar President, Steven C. Krane. A former member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Krane unexpectedly passed away in 2010 at the age of 53. 

He was instrumental in spearheading the initiative, in coordination with the NYSBA Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest, to establish the Fund. The first SLAPI awards were announced in 2004
The SLAPI Program was designed to help alleviate the significant debt burden of young attorneys who opt to dedicate their legal talents to public service. To be eligible for the program, candidates must have been admitted to the bar within the past five years and be employed to work at least 35 hours per week in New York State at an organization providing civil, criminal or child welfare/juvenile justice legal services to low-income people; a federal, state or local government agency; or similar organization."


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