The American Bar Association has come out ahead in its legal fight to ensure that all of its  employees qualify for the federal government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

The ABA has been battling the U.S. Department of Education in court since December 2016, when it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia after several employees were informed by the servicer of their government-issued student loans that the ABA is not an eligible employer under the loan forgiveness program.