Section Newsletter Articles on Student Loans
Student loan repayment assistance for public service attorneys: An update
Young Lawyers Division
, October 2009
Recent legislation on both the State and Federal levels has been passed to assist young attorneys with debt repayment. Illinois attorneys may soon have two options to turn to for assistance in debt repayment, provided of course that they make a commitment to public service work.
Student loan repayment assistance legislation moves forward in Congress
, June 2007
Senate Bill 442, the “John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act” sponsored by Illinois Senator Richard Durbin amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to direct the Attorney General of the United States to assume the obligation to repay student loans for borrowers who agree to remain employed, for at least three years, as either state or local criminal prosecutors or state, local, or federal public defenders in criminal cases.