45 CFR § 1616.3 - Qualifications.
A recipient shall establish qualifications for individual positions for attorneys providing legal assistance under the Act, that may include, among other relevant factors:
(a) Academic training and performance;
(b) The nature and extent of prior legal experience;
(c) Knowledge and understanding of the legal problems and needs of the poor;
(d) Prior working experience in the client community, or in other programs to aid the poor;
(e) Ability to communicate with persons in the client community, including, in areas where significant numbers of eligible clients speak a language other than English as their principal language, ability to speak that language; and
(f) Cultural similarity with the client community.