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


Published: 2010-03-19

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2499 DEFINITIONS

2499.1 The following terms and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed:

Act - the District of Columbia Poverty Lawyer Loan Assistance Repayment Program Emergency Act of 2006, effective October 25, 2006, D.C. Act 16-512, 53 DCR 9086, and any substantially identical successor legislation.

Adjusted gross annual income - has the same meaning as provided in D.C. Official Code § 47-1803.02(b).

Administrator - the person or entity appointed to administer the Program.

Applicant - an individual who applies for loan repayment assistance from the Program.

Attorney General - the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

Eligible debt - outstanding principal, interest, and related expenses from loans obtained for reasonable educational expenses associated with attendance at and enrollment in law school for the purpose of obtaining a law degree, made by government and commercial lending institutions or educational institutions, but not loans extended by a private individual or group of individuals, including families.

Eligible employment - employment that meets the requirements of § 2405 and section 2(6) of the Act.

Lawyer - a graduate of an accredited law school who is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, authorized under the provisions of Rule 49(c) (9) of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to practice law in the District of Columbia, or a member in good standing of the highest court of any state and has submitted an application for admission to the District of Columbia Bar.

Participant - an eligible lawyer whose application to the Program has been approved.

Program - the District of Columbia Poverty Lawyer Loan Assistance Repayment Program.

Reasonable educational expenses - the cost of tuition for law school as well as the costs of education considered to be required by the school’s degree program, such as fees for room, board, transportation and commuting costs, books, supplies, and educational equipment and materials that are part of the estimated student budget of the school in which the participant was enrolled.

Service obligation - the duration of eligible employment necessary to sustain participation in the Program.

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POVERTY LAWYER LOAN ASSISTANCE REPAYMENT PROGRAM

QUALIFYING ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING ELIGIBLE EMPLOYMENT

Advocates for Justice and Education
Archdiocesan Legal Network
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
Ayuda
Bread for the City Legal Clinic
Break the Cycle - Washington, DC Office
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
Central American Resource Center
Children’s Law Center
Columbus Community Legal Services
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence - SAFE Project
D.C. Employment Justice Center
D.C. Law Students in Court Program
DV LEAP
Human Rights First
Lawyers for Children America - Washington, D.C. Program
Legal Aid Society of D.C.
Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
Neighborhood Legal Services Program
Our Place, D.C.
US Committee for Refugee & Immigrant Children - DC
University of the District of Columbia School of Law - Community Development/Small Business Clinic
University Legal Services
Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs
Disability Rights Project
EEO Intake Project
Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
DC Prisoners Rights Project
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services Program
Women Empowered Against Violence

SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 54 DCR 1025 (February 2, 2007); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 2228 (March 19, 2010).