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§ 30928. Definitions.

5 CA ADC § 30928Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: July 1, 2024

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 5. Education
Division 4. California Student Aid Commission
Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission
Article 19. Public Interest Attorney Loan Repayment Program
Effective: July 1, 2024
5 CCR § 30928
§ 30928. Definitions.
a) “Applicant” means a person who has applied to the program during the application window established by the Commission.
b) “Application” means the application to the Program.
c) “Commission” means the California Student Aid Commission.
d) “Eligible Expenses” means reasonable expenses associated with the costs of acquiring an education such as tuition, books, equipment, fees, and room and board.
e) “Eligible Participant” means a Licensed Attorney who has been admitted to the Program and is a resident of this state and who can provide proof of residency in this state.
f) “Licensed Attorney” means an attorney who resides in this state and who has successfully passed the California bar examination and has been admitted to practice or has otherwise been licensed to practice law by the State Bar of California.
g) “Loan Repayment” means a loan that is paid in full or in part where the Participant renders legal services in California in Public Interest Law.
h) “Participant” means a Licensed Attorney who has been admitted to the Program and has commenced practice as a Licensed Attorney in this state in Public Interest Law.
i) “Program” means the Public Interest Attorney Loan Repayment Program.
j) “Public Interest Law” means those areas of the law which serve the public interest, including providing Support Services to a legal services organization, or providing direct legal service at a local (1) legal services organization, (2) prosecuting attorney's office, (3) child support agency office, (4) criminal public defender's office or other office contracted/assigned to provide criminal defense services, or (5) qualified support center, as defined in California Business and Professions Code Section 6213(b). For purposes of these regulations, a “legal services organization” is a legal services provider in California that serves a clientele over 70 percent of whom are low-income persons according to applicable federal income guidelines.
k) “Full-time or Full-time Equivalent Employment” means at least 215 full-time work days or the equivalent completed either during the one-year period following the Commission's selection and notification of a Program Participant for Loan Repayment or completed during each of the three subsequent periods of annual Public-Interest-Law employment in accordance with Education Code section 69741.5. Any vacation and sick leave used by a Participant, or leave taken pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or a similar State law during the pertinent employment period shall be included as work days in determining a Participant's 215-day Full-Time Employment calculation. Any active-duty service of more than 30 days as a reserve member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or of the California Military Department, shall also be included as work days in determining a Participant's Full-Time Employment calculation.
l) “Required Service Obligation” means an obligation by a Participant to provide a year-long period of full-time or full-time equivalent employment in California, as defined, in Public Interest Law.
m) “Support Services” means providing legal training, legal technical assistance, or advocacy support without charge.

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Note: Authority cited: Section 69742, Government Code. Reference: Sections 69740, 69472 and 69743.5, Government Code.
History
1. New article 19 (sections 30928-30931) and section filed 5-22-2024; operative 7-1-2024 (Register 2024, No. 21).
This database is current through 7/5/24 Register 2024, No. 27.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 5, § 30928, 5 CA ADC § 30928
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