The latest ISBA Government Lawyers newsletter contains a well-written, helpful summary of various loan forgiveness programs available to public interest lawyers. And "public interest lawyer" is pretty broadly defined. It includes assistant AGs, PDs, state's attorneys -- not just legal-aid lawyers, in other words (though it does include them, of course).
The article highlights the Public Interest Attorney Assistance Act, which takes effect January 1 and "allows for loan assistance of a maximum of $6,000 per year, up to a career maximum of $30,000 in qualified loan forgiveness," according to Colleen Morgan
. But there are other programs, too. Read Colleen's article
to find out whether you or someone you know qualifies for help.