The stipend will be paid this September. Associates who choose the plan will be able to start at the end of 2010, if they pass the bar.
Deferred associates can take time off or do public interest work, but they cannot do work for another private firm.
Associates have already received a $4,000 stipend, in addition to a bar stipend.
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