A Blank Check for Legal Aid Gets Harder to Cash


IOLTA programs across the country have been a major source of dollars for civil legal aid programs for decades, but anemic interest rates since the financial crash in 2008 have largely drained what was once a much deeper pond.
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Jack Karp
Law360
November 26, 2018
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Tags: Funding: IOLTA

Organizations mentioned/involved: Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA), American Bar Association (ABA), Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF), Florida Bar Foundation


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The program for deaf and hard of hearing clients in Jacksonville is one of many casualties in the 180-degree turn IOLTA funding has taken since the flush days when it provided a reliable revenue stream for organizations that had been used to scrambling for resources.