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Now, More Than Ever – Diversity and Women’s Leadership in the Law

Posted By Marni von Wilpert, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The mission of the Diverse Women’s Committee is to discuss how women as attorneys, particularly women of color, can become leaders and utilize their legal position to support human rights and demand equality and inclusivity for all. The keynote speaker for this year’s Diverse Women’s Committee luncheon is Mona Pasquil, an incredible woman who has spent her career in public service, most recently as California Governor Jerry Brown’s Appointments Secretary since 2011.

Today’s headlines highlight the discrimination women continue to face, especially women of color, as we attempt to gain an equal foothold in our workplaces and the economy. Stories abound of sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and gender pay inequality from Walmart to Wall Street. And those are only examples of gender-based discrimination; women of color also face implicit and sometimes overt racism and bias in the workplace daily. Despite facing these challenges, women of color continue to lead the charge toward greater equality. Indeed, in 2015, years before the national conversation on the “MeToo” hashtag emerged, a courageous group of Latina women started a movement that paved the way to a new California law targeting sexual harassment and assault in the janitorial industry. Indeed, the coining of the term “MeToo” to help survivors of sexual assault find support was created by an African-American woman nearly a decade ago.

In the current political climate and the U.S. Senate’s judicial confirmation hearings for nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, I’ve often heard it said that diversity and women’s equality matters “now more than ever.” Maybe in this moment society is listening to women more than ever, but the leadership and diverse voices of women have always mattered in the fight for human rights, equality, and inclusivity for all. It mattered just as much in 1955, when Dolores Huerta began her career as an organizer, eventually co-founding with Cesar Chavez what would become the United Farm Workers’ Union to advocate for the economic and social rights of farm workers. It mattered just as much in 1964, when Fannie Lou Hamer helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, challenged the state’s all-white delegation, and unmasked racial segregation and voter suppression in her speeches at the National Democratic Convention. It mattered just as much in 1991, when Anita Hill testified before the U.S. Senate, detailing her experiences of sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas when he oversaw her work at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And it mattered just as much in 2009, when Mona Pasquil became California’s first Asian, first Filipina, and first female lieutenant governor.       

Please join the Diverse Women’s Committee for our luncheon on Thursday, October 18, 2018, as we continue our conversation to identify, confront, and address particular challenges that women of color, as double minorities, continue to face in the legal profession and society. Mona Pasquil is an incredible speaker and is a woman using her voice and leadership to promote equal access to opportunity for all. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there – register now

Marni von Wilpert is a Deputy City Attorney in the Civil Litigation Unit of the San Diego City Attorney's Office, and wrote this for San Diego Lawyers Club's Diverse Women's Committee.




 

Tags:  appointments secretary  diversity  Dolores Huerta  equality  Fannie Lou  Filipina  Jerry Brown  luncheon  Mona Pasquil 

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Flashback to October 1991 | Lawyers Club Opposes Thomas Nomination

Posted By Lawyers Club, Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Lawyers Club News, October 1991, Page 3:

Lawyers Club Opposes Thomas Nomination
 
At its regular meeting on September 9, 1991, the Lawyers Club Board of Directors approved a statement of opposition to the appointment of Judge Clarence Thomas to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Copies of the statement were sent to various media and to California's two U.S. Senators. The following is the text of the statement opposing appointment of Clarence Thomas to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:
 
Lawyers Club strongly opposes appointment of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. The evidence is overwhelming that he does not support the right to abortion and opposes affirmative action programs that benefit women and minorities. He has made his views known in his speeches, by his record as Chairman of the EEOC, and by membership in the professional and social organizations in which he participates.

Clarence Thomas has indicated that he would deprive women of the fundamental right to control their reproduction based upon his belief that the U.S. Constitution requires the criminalization of abortion. His belief in the "constitutional right to life" of a fetus greatly increases the likelihood that the court will overturn Roe v. Wade and return us to a time where women, especially those of low economic status, would be forced once again to resort to self-induced or back alley abortions.

We also oppose Clarence Thomas because of his views relating to protection of the civil rights of classes of individuals who have historically suffered from discrimination. He believes that affirmative action diminishes the motivation of the women and minorities who benefit from these programs. His rigid opposition to group rights will adversely affect the hard-won gains that women, minorities, and others who have been discriminated against have made in the quest to achieve social and economic equality.

Clarence Thomas' performance at the EEOC reflected an arrogant lack of respect for established laws, policies and legal doctrines. It would therefore be foolish, at best, to place him in the position of interpreting and enforcing laws. At worst, giving him supreme judicial power would wreak havoc on the rights which women and minorities have managed to wrest for themselves thus far.

The Justices of the U.S Supreme Court are charged with the responsibility of enforcing all laws and doing justice for all people of this land. Women and people of color are an integral part of the make up of this country and their rights must be protected vigorously and vigilantly.

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Tags:  Clarence Thomas  equality  feminism  LCB  reproductive justice  SCOTUS 

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Lawyers Club urges Senate to delay vote on Judge Kavanaugh

Posted By Lawyers Club of San Diego, by Danna Cotman, President, Thursday, September 27, 2018

One, then two, now three and four accusers. As Shakespeare said, truth will out; however, bringing that truth to the light sooner than later is worth demanding. See the most recent way Lawyers Club demands equality in connection with nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. How are you demanding equality?


Read our letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee below and here.

 
 

Tags:  equality  justice  LCB  metoo  SCOTUS 

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Advancing the Rights of the LGBTQ Community: Expansion of Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Posted By Brenda Lopez, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

On March 1, 2017, California required single-occupancy restrooms in businesses, government buildings, and places of public accommodation. These single-occupancy restrooms can include up to one flush toilet and one urinal and must be identified by gender-neutral signage. I am a firm supporter of gender-neutral restrooms and the ideals supporting this equitable advancement. No longer will transgender and gender nonconforming individuals feel the anxiety that comes with choosing a restroom of a specific gender in a public place and being questioned, or worse, being told they are entering the “wrong” restroom.

This change in California’s laws regarding public restrooms reminds me of the dismantling of Jim Crow-era laws, when I think of the impact it has likely had on those advocating for the change. Yet, the first time I entered a gender-neutral restroom, I complained about having to endure a smelly urinal when I do not need a urinal to use the restroom. I was grossed out by the smelly urinal plastered against the wall. I felt very uncomfortable with this unfamiliar look and smell. I remember trying to hold my breath and running in and out of the restroom as fast as I possibly could. As a heterosexual woman, it was the first time I had seen a urinal in person.

I recognized my selfishness immediately and wondered how many others had similar experiences and thoughts. Having been in many gender-neutral restrooms since then, I have grown accustomed to it and embraced it as a new norm. If my temporary discomfort plays a small part in LGBTQ community advancement towards equality and minimizes fear and anxiety for that community, it is happily endured.

Brenda Lopez is a Certified Family Law Specialist working at Antonyan Miranda, LLP, the current Family Law Chair for the SDCBA, and wrote this for San Diego Lawyers Club’s LGBTQ Committee.



Tags:  discomfort  equality  gender-neutral  gender-neutral restrooms  Jim Crow  LGBTQ  urinal 

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March!

Posted By Sara Waller, Saturday, August 25, 2018

This coming SundayAugust 26, at 4:00 p.m. the Women’s Museum of California will celebrate Women’s Equality Day by participating in the 13th Annual Suffrage Parade in Balboa Park. This parade commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For those of you who are not history or constitutional law buffs, the 19th Amendment prohibited citizens from being denied their right to vote based on their sex. That’s right folks, on August 261920women finally won the right to vote.

 

It took women advocates nearly 100 years to win the right to vote, and although we are nearing the 100th anniversary of that right, women throughout this country, including right here in San Diego, are still fighting for equality. Equality in politics. Equality in the workplace. Equality in education. Equality in health. Equality at home. Last year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2017 indicated the United States had fallen four spots (49th out of 144 countries) in gender parity.

 

Although we may not agree on all political issues, one thing is certain: Women are independent individuals who deserve equal rights and responsibilities under our Constitution. Our unique experiences and perspectives deserve to be included in the equation and the discussion, and women deserve a seat at the table. The only way to reach gender equality is to continue putting ourselves out there. With our slow growth toward equality, and recent backslide, it is no wonder there are a record-setting number of women running for the U.S. House in 2018. We need to put our name in the hat, and we need to get out and vote. If we stand together, we can achieve incredible things.

 

Let’s make ourselves be seen and heard! All are welcome, and participants are encouraged to wear white, wear sashes and/or buttons, and to waive Suffrage, ERA, Equal Pay, #MeToo, and other movement signs to celebrate our journey toward equal rights.

 

Participants will meet in the lawn area across from the Organ Pavilion, and the Suffrage Parade will move through the Prado and Organ Pavilion areas. Anyone interested in marching with their fellow Lawyers Club members THIS SUNDAY (August 26th), please contact Vaani Chawla at vchawla@chawlalaw.com for more information. 

 

Sara Waller wrote this for the Lawyers Club Equality and Action Committee. 

Tags:  19th Amendment  equality  marge  parade  suffrage  Suffrage Parade​  women  Women’s Equality Day  Women’s Museum of California  women’s vote 

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Trump v. Hawaii

Posted By Jylan Megahed , Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Trump v. Hawaii 

 

On January 28, 2017, according to Trump's key adviser, “When Donald Trump first announced it, he said, ‘Muslim Ban.’  He called me up. He said, ‘Put a commission together. Show me the right way to do it legally.’” This was noted in Justice Sotomayor’s dissenting opinion of the June 26, 2018, Muslim Ban case, Trump v. Hawaii. Yet Chief Justice Roberts reasoned, “The Proclamation is expressly premised on legitimate purposes: preventing entry of nationals who cannot be adequately vetted and inducing other nations to improve their practices. The text says nothing about religion.”

Did the text need to say anything about religion, when President Trump himself called the Executive Order a “Muslim Ban?” Our highest court failed us, largely because the Supreme Court did not review the Executive Order under strict scrutiny. This, despite Sotomayor’s dissent, citing Supreme Court precedent: “[I]n other Establishment Clause cases, including those involving claims of religious animus or discrimination, this Court has applied a more stringent standard of review.” Ultimately, the Supreme Court applied rational-basis scrutiny in Trump v. Hawaii.

As a Muslim-American attorney, I am affected by the Muslim Ban because our faith teaches us that everyone is our brother and sister in Islam. I grew up between San Diego and Phoenix within the Muslim community. I have lifelong Muslim-American friends with roots from Syria, Yemen, and Iran. In preparation to write this, I’ve asked some of them if they could tell me how the Muslim Ban directly impacted them. To my surprise, they declined to be interviewed for this blog in fear that they would be targeted in some way. This reminded me of how scared I was when I felt that I’d somehow be deported due to President Trump's first Executive Order on January 27, 2017. Many did not understand my fear since I’ve been a U.S. citizen for over 15 years now. My distress stemmed from the unknown and the rapid changes in the laws. I was paranoid that the laws would change while I traveled to a foreign country, and thereby, prevent me from returning home to San Diego. I did not genuinely believe I, a feisty attorney, would be denied entry with my U.S. Passport, but I did not want to go through the obstacle of having to argue my way back into my country. Sadly, I later learned from some of my friends that they did have an exceptionally difficult time entering the U.S. after they vacationed in Mexico. My fear was their reality.

The only positivity that comes from this Supreme Court's decision is that it forces all marginalized groups to be politically and socially aware. It is inhumane that now my brothers and sister in Islam will continue to live in fear because their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. cannot enter the U.S. to escape the wars in Syria, Yemen, Iran, Chad, and Somalia. The U.S. is effectively imprisoning them. Muslim-Americans contribute significantly to our San Diego community, as lawyers, doctors, professors, engineers, pharmacists, therapists, nurses, social workers, police officers, and the list goes on. Although Trump v. Hawaii was a defeat, the support from communities all over the country proves that nothing will puncture our hope. We will continue to stand together, as one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Jylan Megahed co-chairs Lawyers Club’s Community Outreach Committee, works as a Family Law solo practitioner, and serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children in San Diego County.


Tags:  dissent  hope  immigration  Muslim Ban  rational-basis  Sotomayor  strict scrutiny  Supreme Court  travel  Trump  Trump v. Hawaii 

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The Journey of Gender Identity

Posted By Jodi Cleesattle, Friday, July 6, 2018

The Journey of Gender Identity


Since 1999, I have been the mother of daughters. Well, in 1999, I was the mother of a daughter. The second one came along in 2002.

 

When I divorced in 2007, it was just us girls in the house. Even our dogs and cats were all girls, except for Sparky, who retreated to his man cave behind the couch when he needed to get away from all the estrogen.

 

Then in 2016, my older child began identifying as genderqueer, or nonbinary. They adopted “they/them/their” pronouns and shortened their first name to a more androgynous nickname to reflect their identity as neither male nor female. Although they flirted with gender fluidity – some days presenting more female, some days more male – they settled on nonbinary status, for a time. In the last year, though, they began leaning more toward a male identity. Now, they are considering transitioning to male.

 

I am used to being the mother of girls, and I admit that I had a “but, boys are icky” moment.

 

But I realized that my child will always be a feminist, whether male, female, or nonbinary. They will always be a champion of women’s rights and LGBTQ rights. They will always be an activist for those who are disadvantaged. They will always be the same spirited, creative, curious, wonderful human being they have always been.

 

Fully realizing their gender identity, and the separate-but-related issue of their sexual orientation, has been a journey.

 

It is a journey that has felt slow to them, but often feels fast to me. Sometimes I get dizzy and confused by the twists and turns of the journey. Sometimes they don’t tell me the path until after they have thoroughly explored it, and I have to race to catch up to where they are. I don’t mean to be slow, but I’m not as nimble and young as they are.

 

I have learned so much while journeying with my child. As a cisgendered (for the unfamiliar, that means identifying with the gender assigned at birth) woman, I never thought much about gender identity. As a bisexual woman, I never thought much about sexual orientation beyond LGBTQ. Through my child, I have learned that gender and orientation are so much more nuanced.

 

Most importantly, I have realized that everybody’s journey is different. Some trans kids feel at a young age that they’re trapped in the wrong gender. Some take longer to pinpoint what doesn’t feel quite right to them.

 

It has not always been easy, but it has been a privilege being on this journey with my child.

 

I love them for who they are, whoever they are. No matter their name, no matter what they look like, no matter their identity, they will always be my child.

 

Editor’s Note: Happy Pride Month, San Diego! Join Lawyers Club for two events: She Fest on July 7, and the San Diego Pride Parade on July 14: She Fest: The Time is Now: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11-6, North Park Community Park, 4044 Idaho St., 92104

Join the Lawyers Club’s marching contingent at the San Diego Pride Parade on Saturday July 14, 2018 – for details, contact Allison Troini (Allison@lawyersclubsandiego.com).

Jodi Cleesattle is a Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, a past Lawyers Club board member, the current Lawyers Club press liaison, and she wrote this as a member of Lawyers Club’s LGBTQ Committee.

Tags:  cisgender  LGBTQ  nonbinary  parenting  Pride  transgender 

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Loretta Lynch’s Golden Blazer—An Example of How (S)heroes Wear Suits

Posted By Jessica Gross, Wednesday, June 6, 2018
 

Loretta Lynch’s Golden Blazer—An Example of How (S)heroes Wear Suits

 

This year’s Annual Dinner keynote speaker, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, is an iconic woman who has been the “first” in many roles, breaking ground for others to follow her towards a more equitable future. Lawyers Club members are likely aware that Lynch was the first black woman to become Attorney General of the United States. Perhaps a lesser-known achievement is that Lynch was the first woman to be awarded the Golden Blazer. The Golden Blazer is an honor given to the American who has done the most to grow the sport of soccer, and Lynch was given this award because of her work as a prosecutor.

 

To start with the basics, FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, is comprised of about 209 member associations and is responsible for regulating soccer worldwide. FIFA’s mission “is to promote the game of football [soccer], protect its integrity and bring the game to all.” FIFA is subdivided into six continental confederations that govern on a regional level, including CONCACAF—the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football.

 

One of the primary means through which FIFA and its affiliates raise revenue is licensing commercial, media, and marketing rights for events and tournaments. For example, FIFA and CONCACAF—who own the commercial rights to the World Cup and Gold Cup—sell their rights to sports marketing companies through multi-year contracts covering multiple tournaments. The sports marketing companies in turn sell the rights to TV and radio broadcast networks, corporate sponsors, and others who want to broadcast the matches or promote their brands. Generally, the revenue generated from these contracts is substantial, and “according to FIFA, 70% of its $5.7 billion in total revenues between 2011 and 2014 was attributable to the sale of TV and marketing rights to the 2014 World Cup.” Only, as Lynch and her team discovered, not all of these dealings were above-board.

 

As early as 1991, certain FIFA officials would leverage their power to broker commercial rights over various soccer events to sports media and marketing company executives, businesspersons, and bankers in exchange for bribes and kickbacks. As U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of New York, Lynch supervised the investigation of FIFA that culminated in charges alleging that FIFA officials and business executives received well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks.

 

On May 27, 2015, the newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Lynch announced charges against 14 defendants for racketeering, wire fraud, and money-laundering conspiracies, carried out over the course of “a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer.” Among the high-ranking officials charged were two FIFA vice presidents and seven other FIFA executives, as well as four individual and corporate defendants. Lynch described the scandal as a “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” scheme that “span[ed] at least two generations of soccer officials who . . . abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.” As a result of her work, Lynch was dubbed the “FIFA Slayer” for eradicating the notorious profiteering plot carried out by FIFA officials.

 

The qualities that led Lynch to be awarded the Golden Blazer exemplify why Lawyers Club is honored to recognize her with the 2018 Icon Award, which is given to honor those who have made meritorious contributions to society throughout their lives, and who share Lawyers Club’s values of justice, inclusion and progress. Lynch’s dedication to combating injustice while paving the way for the women who follow in her footsteps exemplifies Lawyers Club’s mission to advance the status of women in the law and society. Lawyers Club is thrilled to have Lynch as this year’s Annual Dinner Speaker on June 7, 2018, and we look forward the opportunity to hear more from Lynch about her impressive career. 

 

Jessica Gross, Esq. wrote this for Lawyers Club’s Annual Dinner Committee and has been actively involved in Lawyers Club for several years.

Tags:  Attorney General  corporate crime  corruption  FIFA  FIFA Slayer  football  Golden Blazer  kickbacks  Loretta Lynch  scandal  soccer  Tags: Annual Dinner  white collar crime 

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Guest Blog - Fore!

Posted By Anne Rudolph, Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Fore!

 

I suspect that many of you have been told that golf is a great way to network, and it definitely is. An average game is about four hours, in which you will have a lot of face time with your fellow players and opportunity to get to know people. In addition, it’s a great way to enjoy some fresh air and time out of the office. 

 

I know that many women who have never golfed before are intimidated by the game. Don’t be! All it takes is a bit of knowledge about the basics and some practice. In my experience, even new golfers are welcomed on the course and other players go out of their way to be courteous.      

 

Though we are an organization primarily made up of women, the vast majority of players in the annual Lawyers Club Golf Tournament have been men. In 2013, in an effort to encourage more women to play, the golf tournament committee came up with the great idea to schedule golf lessons for Lawyers Club members. The lessons were at Riverwalk Golf Club, and there were weekly group lessons during the four weeks leading up to the tournament. The lessons were a big hit, and many of the participants ended up playing in that year’s tournament. For some, it was the start of their path toward being regular golfers. 

 

I was part of the first group that participated in the lessons in 2013 and I had a great time and connected with so many people. The lessons were geared for beginners. The first lesson actually began with how to hold a golf club; it was that basic. The instructors really strived to make us feel comfortable.    

 

Each lesson was the same format: after giving a brief lesson about some golf fundamentals, the instructors would demonstrate the techniques and then put us into groups of three or four. We took turns hitting the balls with the instructors circulating around giving pointers. There was a lot of opportunity to hit balls and get helpful hints from the instructors. When it wasn’t your turn at the mat, there was time to visit and get to know the other participants. After each lesson, there was a fun happy hour hosted by one of our sponsors.

 

Though I signed up for the lessons with two other women from my own firm, we met so many new people. We hooked up with one woman who was new to town and the four of us ended up playing in the tournament together that year. We had a blast! The connections I made with some of the people at those lessons in 2013 have continued to this day.    

 

If you have been wanting to learn more about the great game of golf and to give it a try, I strongly encourage you to sign up for the group golf lessons that will begin on May 23rd at Riverwalk Golf Club. And, if you find you like it, sign up for the 26th annual Lawyers Club Golf Tournament, to be held on June 29th at Riverwalk.   

 

Anne Rudolph is a shareholder at Hughes and Pizzuto, specializing in trust and probate administration and related litigation.

Tags:  golf  golf lessons  golf tournament  networking 

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Students Corner: Can law students really prosper under The PROSPER Act?

Posted By Rio Schwarting, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Students Corner

 

Can law students really prosper under The PROSPER Act? 

 

While a career as an attorney is an extraordinary calling, we all pursue the path for different reasons. Some are fueled by their passion for the pursuit of justice. Others champion legal causes for the greater good of society. Regardless of what motivates you, we are all tied together by a common thread – student loan debt. All it takes is one, swift hit from the fist of reality via a glance at your credit report to remember that. Fortunately, most us took advantage of federal student loans, which offer a more flexible repayment option and more opportunities for payment relief than loans funded by private or institutional sources. However, future attorneys in San Diego and across the country may be faced with a different scenario.

On December 1, 2017, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx introduced a bill called the “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act” (the “PROSPER Act”) in the House Education and Workforce Committee. While the stated objective of the bill is to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the modifications it makes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness, interest rates on student loans, and graduate borrowing limits will exacerbate the increasing burden of student debt.


The greatest impact will come for those interested in earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for their work in the public sector. While the bill does not outright eliminate the program, it does make eligibility essentially impossible for new borrowers by eliminating the Federal Direct Loans and repayment plans eligible for PSLF, and instead creating new “Federal ONE Loans” with limited repayment options that are not eligible. Thus, the PROSPER Act would effectively make PSLF unattainable for any new borrowers.

Not only does the PROSPER Act limit PSLF, but it would implement new, limited repayment options for Federal ONE Loans, with a new income-driven repayment plan. This new repayment plan would not be eligible for PSLF and departs from most of the current income-driven repayment plans available. For married borrowers, the new repayment plan will base monthly payments on the combined income of the borrower and their spouse, no matter how they file their taxes. This translates to a drastic increase in monthly payments for public servants who have a spouse working in the private sector, making substantially more than them.


In addition, graduate students will see their federal loan limits set at $28,500 under the PROSPER Act, as opposed to the current limit, which is the total cost of attendance. This cap would force many borrowers to seek additional aid through private loans, which lack the borrower protections of federal loans. With higher interest rates and less favorable terms, increased private loans are likely to make the repayment process even more burdensome for student loan borrowers.

We all know becoming a lawyer is an enormous undertaking in terms of time commitment and financial investment. The PROSPER Act would make higher education less affordable, saddle students with greater debt, and push more students into loan default. I know for me personally, my likelihood of attending law school would have been decreased had my financing been restrained by the PROSPER Act. While the PROSPER Act does not directly impact current attorneys or students near graduation, it is important we all recognize the repercussions for our future legal community.

 

Rio Schwarting is a 3L at California Western School of Law, an especially gifted napper, and superb at parallel parking.   

Tags:  debt relief  federal student loan repayment  federal student loans  law school debt  law school loans  private student loans  prosper act  student loan debt  student loan options  student loans 

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