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billbraski2013
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another loan forgiveness question...

Postby billbraski2013 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:02 pm

Would it be possible to work as a public defender and do private work on the side, and still get the 10 yr. forgiveness. Seems like it would work...

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annapavlova
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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby annapavlova » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:07 pm

billbraski2013 wrote:Would it be possible to work as a public defender and do private work on the side, and still get the 10 yr. forgiveness. Seems like it would work...


Heh?

Like...helping randos with their small claims litigation? What "private work" would you "do on the side."

YESSSSS by the way. Seriously call your/a fin aid office if you're that worried about it.

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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby billbraski2013 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:11 pm

there's several public defenders that are private practice attorneys, I guess you still have a lot to learn... Good luck with law school.

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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby annapavlova » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:15 pm

FINAL EDIT: APRIL FOOLS to me.
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Cole S. Law
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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby Cole S. Law » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:59 pm

You would still be eligible for loan forgiveness because you are employed in a public service job. The monthly payments will be higher if you are bringing in income from outside work.

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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:09 pm

billbraski2013 wrote:Would it be possible to work as a public defender and do private work on the side, and still get the 10 yr. forgiveness. Seems like it would work...

I have yet to meet a public defender that had less than 100 cases assigned to them at any one time. Your flaw is in assuming that working as a PD, you'd have time to do anything else. This includes work a second job, or have a life.

billbraski2013
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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby billbraski2013 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:20 pm

that is probably the case in a big city, but I have met public defenders that work for smaller counties and have their own private practice. They usually do criminal defense, family law, etc...

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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby Compaq1984 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:21 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
billbraski2013 wrote:Would it be possible to work as a public defender and do private work on the side, and still get the 10 yr. forgiveness. Seems like it would work...

I have yet to meet a public defender that had less than 100 cases assigned to them at any one time. Your flaw is in assuming that working as a PD, you'd have time to do anything else. This includes work a second job, or have a life.


I know a former ADA who did some private work on the side... obviously the work can't be too complicated or involved but it is still possible...

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Cole S. Law
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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby Cole S. Law » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:40 am

I know alot of the ADAs in my county (15th largest in the nation) have a private practice on the side. Generally it is transactional stuff...wills, bankruptcy, amicable divorces, probate, etc. My city banned the ADAs from criminal defense after a guy got caught looking up files related to one of his defendant's.

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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby darknightbegins » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:52 am

Shit as an undergrad I had an instructor who was a PD. Granted he taught two courses, each were once a week for 3 hours, but he was still "working on the side". PDs are overworked but it is possible to do this work on the side as a PD.

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Re: another loan forgiveness question...

Postby KG_CalGuy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:57 am

The most obvious solution is to ask your financial aid office.

From what I know of the LRAP programs is that the calculate the amount of repayment assistance you get based upon your income. So beyond a certain threshold you actually have to pay back into the LRAP system a percentage of your income. So it might be possible, but if you make too much you're screwed.




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