Nonprofits that provide legal assistance receive grants from Iowa lawyer trust funds


Two local nonprofit organizations that help lower income families and individuals facing civil legal issues will be able to provide more assistance after being awarded grants from the Iowa Supreme Court.
News Story (Iowa)

Trish Mehaffey
Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)
June 7, 2017
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Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Iowa Legal Aid, Kids First Law Center (IA)


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The Kids First Law Center, which helps children going through the difficult court process of their parents’ divorce and custody issues, received $3,294, and Iowa Legal Aid, including the Cedar Rapids regional office, received more than $166,854 to help provide legal services to residents across the state.

The court approved $240,101 in grants to 14 programs that provide legal assistance to low-income Iowans with civil legal problems. The grants are funded by the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account program. The court has awarded more than $24.6 million since the program began in 1985.