Saturday, June 07, 2008
Nebraska Unicameral in its wide-ranging judiciary bill LB1014 helps out "public service" lawyers by initiating a loan forgiveness program for attorneys who join public advocacy organizations. Nebraska Unicameral. This will help cure the crying need we have in this state for more lawyers to sue the State every time the Legislature tries to trim a little fat from social services programs or when an illegal alien stubs his toe during an ICE raid. The initial maximum replacement loan amount shall be $6000 per year for "fulfill(ing) the purposes of recruiting and retaining public legal service attorneys in occupations and areas with unmet needs, including attorneys to work in rural areas and attorneys with skills in languages other than English." Where was this program when State Senator Nantkes was finishing law school?