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November 15, 2019

10/26/2019 7:30:00 AM
Attorney supports creation of student loan repayment pilot program

To the Editor:

As an attorney, I support Assembly Bill 512 /Senate Bill 461, to establish a student loan repayment pilot program for attorneys who accept state public defender appointments in rural counties.

Rural student loan repayment can help ensure that everyone within Wisconsin has access to justice and that attorneys can fully consider a career in private criminal defense. It can help bring new attorneys to rural areas where they are needed, help address the shortage of private criminal defenders in the justice system, and alleviate the growing debt burden that many new attorneys struggle with.

For these reasons, I encourage our representatives to vote for this bill.



Collin Mettelka

Eagle River





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