LRAP Minnesota’s mission is to help reduce the education debt burden experienced by dedicated public interest lawyers who represent low-income clients seeking legal services to secure essential needs like food, shelter and safety, and fundamental rights like equal access to justice.

LRAP applications for new and returning applicants are now due July 17, 2020. Please apply even if you are in automatic forbearance status. Click here for application materials.

LRAP is thrilled to welcome Dee Baskin as our new Executive Director!

Dee is a communicator, educator, advocate, and queer person of color with a commitment to justice and equity rooted in every cell of her being. From her early experiences growing up in small town Indiana, she became keenly aware of poverty and injustice–and of the power of public servants to create positive and lasting change. 

Dee has extensive experience in fundraising, communications, and administration across various industries, including non-profits and education. She also volunteers as a board member with Ballet Co.Laboratory in Saint Paul, and as a committee member for several local and national organizations. 

As the needs of low-income Minnesotans continue to grow, Dee is excited about LRAP’s role in the legal talent pipeline. By collaborating with the private bar, legal services organizations, law schools, and engaged community members, Dee looks forward to supporting the work of talented public interest attorneys throughout the state.

Dee holds an Associate’s in Computer Information Systems from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, a Bachelor’s in English and Public Relations from the University of Indianapolis, and a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School.

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