MAYOR AND EXECUTIVE AGENCIES - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POVERTY LAWYER LOAN ASSISTANCE REPAYMENT PROGRAM - ADMINISTRATION


Published: 2007-02-02

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2402 ADMINISTRATION

2402.1 The District of Columbia Bar Foundation is appointed as the Administrator for the Program.

2402.2 In implementing the Program, the Administrator shall:

(a) Publicize and provide information about the nature and requirements of the Program to potentially eligible lawyers and law students;

(b) Develop a list of eligible employment;

(c) Establish and publicize application deadlines;

(d) Develop and distribute application forms and informational materials;

(e) Receive and evaluate completed applications;

(f) Determine the eligibility of applicants, their debt, and their employment;

(g) Select participants for the award of benefits;

(h) Determine the level of loan repayment assistance to be awarded;

(i) Award loans in accordance with the criteria stated in this chapter and the Act;

(j) Secure the execution of promissory notes by participants;

(k) Receive and administer funds appropriated for the payment of loan repayment assistance;

(l) Disburse semi-annual loan payments to selected participants;

(m) Verify semi-annually continuing participant eligibility and compliance with service obligations;

(n) Forgive loans made to participants upon the participant’s satisfactory completion of the service obligation;

(o) Develop a schedule for the repayment of loans that are not forgiven and collect the repayment amounts;

(p) Participate in annual financial and management audits of the Program; and

(q) Provide financial and statistical reports concerning the Program as required by the Attorney General.

2402.3 The Attorney General shall conduct an annual financial and management audit of the Program.

SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 54 DCR 1025 (February 2, 2007).