August 6, 2008

Congress approves legislation to provide loan relief to young public lawyers

Posted in Student Loan News at 1:19 PM by Joe From Boston

Public Defenders and Prosecuters take heart – student loan relief may be in sight! is reporting that Congress approved legislation to create “a student loan repayment program for law school graduates who commit to serve as criminal prosecutors or public defenders. The John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act was included in a Higher Education Act reauthorization bill that passed the Senate and House last week and now awaits signature by the President.”

Federal prosecutors are already eligible for loan relief; this bill extends that relief to state and local prosecutors and federal, state and local public defenders.


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