The Steven C. Krane Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest (SLAPI) is hosting a free webinar on student loan repayment for public interest/government attorneys - those out of law school 3 to 6 years - and for public interest/government employers on November 14, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The website also contains information on other powerful federal and state loan assistance repayment and forgiveness programs. Registration is required for this webinar.  Please register at this link:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/890055617.

SLAPI was created in the summer of 2001 to review the impact of law school indebtedness on the ability of government and public service employers to attract qualified attorneys to undertake careers in public service, and to develop a plan to assist new attorneys in pursuing public service careers by reducing indebtedness.  SLAPI has a two-fold focus:  to continue to provide financial assistance to mid-level government and public interest attorneys burdened with large educational debt (who are less likely to qualify for federal loan repayment assistance), and to help educate attorneys and employers on the developments in the loan repayment assistance landscape.

SLAPI will be awarding new loan repayment assistance grants in January 2014. You can receive an application for the 2014 loan program by visiting www.nysba.org/SLAPI or by e-mailing probono@nysba.org.  The application deadline is December 27.