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LAWYERS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN PUBLIC SERVICE

Check out the comprehensive information about Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment including a step-by-step checklist, which jobs qualify, which loans are covered, and how to earn forgiveness. You’ll also find information on law school, statewide and employer loan repayment assistance programs that can help you with your student debt. Listen to a podcast, watch a video recorded training, register for an upcoming live Webinar or visit our interactive student debt forum for answers to your student debt questions.

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LAW STUDENT

You’ll find resources for making the most out of your law school experience as well as links to reports, studies and other information on the state of legal education and advice on how to launch a public interest career and maintain a lifelong commitment to public service. Check out our comprehensive information about Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment including a step-by-step checklist, which jobs qualify, which loans are covered, and how to earn forgiveness. You’ll also find information on law school, statewide and employer loan repayment assistance programs that can help you with your student debt. Listen to a podcast, watch a video recorded training, register for an upcoming live Webinar or visit our interactive student debt forum for answers to your student debt questions.

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LAW SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL

See our “Do It Yourself” student debt training kits complete with downloadable slideshows, handouts, and tips for counseling others about Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Income-Based Repayment and Loan Repayment Assistance Programs. Don’t miss our step-by-step Public Interest Loan Forgiveness Checklist, suitable for distribution to students and graduates. You’ll also want to check out the Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools, a free interactive online resource of public service opportunities, curricula and financial programs at more than 150 law schools in the United States.

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FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR

You’ll find “Do It Yourself” training kits complete with downloadable slideshows, handouts, and tips for counseling others about Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Income-Based Repayment and LRAPs. Don’t miss our step-by-step Public Interest Loan Forgiveness Checklist, suitable for distribution to students and graduates. The Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools provides current data including tuition and fees, grants and scholarships plus details on law school LRAPs.

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RECRUITER, EMPLOYER, OR TRAINER OF PUBLIC SERVICE PROFESSIONALS

We have materials ready for you to use in your efforts to support and retain high-quality staff burdened with student debt. We provide “Do It Yourself” training kits complete with downloadable slideshows, handouts and tips for counseling others about Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment. Resources include video recorded trainings, podcasts and a schedule of upcoming live Webinars covering Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment. Find facts about employer-based loan repayment assistance programs.

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ADMINISTRATOR OF A LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

See our model LRAPs, sample promissory notes, and comprehensive LRAP design tips including how to incorporate design changes triggered by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment provisions.

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CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN PUBLIC SERVICE (I.E. TEACHERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, SOCIAL WORKERS)

See our comprehensive information about Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment including a step-by-step checklist, which jobs qualify, which loans are covered, and how to earn forgiveness. Listen to a podcast, watch a video recorded training, register for an upcoming live Webinar or visit our interactive student debt forum for answers to your student debt questions.

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MEMBER OF THE MEDIA

You’ll find reports and facts sheets about law school tuition and fees, grants and scholarships, average graduating debts and median public interest salaries. We have comprehensive information about loan repayment assistance programs, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income-Based Repayment provisions of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, plus the Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools, a free interactive online resource of public service opportunities, curricula and financial programs at more than 150 law schools in the United States. Experts on a variety of public interest law, student debt and legal education topics are available for interview. Please contact communications@equaljusticeworks.org for more information.

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FEDERAL/STATE LEGISLATORS AND POLICY MAKERS

You’ll find reports, studies and other information on the state of legal education, including detailed reports and facts sheets about law school tuition and fees, grants and scholarships, average graduating debts and median public interest salaries. Information about law school, state based and employer Loan Repayment Assistance Programs is also available. In addition, visit the Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools, a free interactive online resource of public service opportunities, curricula and financial programs at more than 150 law schools in the United States.

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FUNDERS AND POTENTIAL FUNDERS OF EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS

Funders and potential funders of Equal Justice Works can peruse our extensive resource library of student debt information, career resources and legal education information. For more information on sponsoring Equal Justice Works, contact David Stern, Executive Director at dstern@equaljusticeworks.org.

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LAWYERS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Lawyers in private sector may benefit from specifics about the Income-Based Repayment plan including which borrowers are eligible, what you can expect your payments to be, and how to sign up. Tools include calculators, downloadable worksheets, fact sheets, FAQs, and external links/resources.

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