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.
At the Hennepin County Housing Court, LRAP Recipient Julia Zwak often meets clients for the first time on the day of their eviction hearing, but she recently helped a proactive tenant who sought help from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Housing Court Project in advance of her hearing. Julia helped the client identify defenses to the eviction and prepare for court. Armed with Julia’s advice, the client represented herself at court and prevailed in having the eviction dismissed. However, there was more to the client’s story. Click here to read more.