Federal Funding Authorized through Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act
On Dec. 16, 2009, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 3288, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2010. The appropriations act includes the first allocation of funding in the amount of $10 million for the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act. The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) will work with the U.S. Department of Justice through the beginning of 2010 to set up the structure and procedures to administer the program. After the program is up and running, NLADA will continue to work to increase funding so this opportunity will be available for every public defender in need. For more information on NLADA, go to the Web site at www.nlada.org.
College Cost Reduction and Access Act Fully Effective July 1, 2009
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Editorial of Nov. 24, 2008: 'Has Gideon's time arrived … again?'
Current Developments: Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Assistance, by Louis S. Rulli, Practice Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Sept. 2, 2008
The Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Law: The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007
Article on Salaries for Legal Services Attorneys, by Catherine C. Carr, Summer 2007 issue, "MIE Journal"
2007 Allegheny County Bar LRAP Program Overview
2007 Allegheny County Bar LRAP Program Application
ABA President Karen J. Mathis Statement on U.S. Senate Bill to Attract, Retain Qualified Public Service Lawyers, March 2007
Graduate Leverage Partnership Program, February 2007
Graduate Leverage, based in Waltham, Mass., is the fastest growing student lending organization in the country and has relationships with many national associations such as the Student National Medical Association, Student Osteopathic Medical Association and the National Black Lawyers Student Association. Graduate Leverage focuses on providing an overall debt management strategy, driven by consultation, during which our advisors address students' individual needs and help them mitigate the cost of their debt.
Financing the Future: Responses to the Rising Debt of Law Students, Second Ed., 2006, by Equal Justice Works
Summary of State Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, Oct. 31, 2006