Expanding access to civil legal services in Wisconsin.

WisTAF

OUR MISSION

The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation Inc. (WisTAF) is dedicated to equal access to the civil justice system, funding legal services for low-income persons through the fair and effective administration of Interest On Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA), Public Interest Legal Services Fund (PILSF), and other sources.

Financial institutions

Financial institutions provide the substance of the IOLTA program. The commitment of banks, credit unions and savings & loans to the communities they serve is reflected in their participation in IOLTA. The interest earned on attorney IOLTA accounts is helping our friends and neighbors across Wisconsin. WisTAF is proud to work with these dedicated businesses.

Financial institutions operating in Wisconsin can establish IOLTA account products. (Note: Changes to Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 20:1.15(e)(2), which address insurance and safety requirements, went into effect on January 1, 2011. These new requirements impact financial institutions, such as credit unions, that are not insured by the FDIC.)

These financial institutions determine the amount of funds WisTAF receives by the interest rates they provide and the service fees applied to these accounts. Though no financial institution is required to establish IOLTA accounts, the majority of Wisconsin’s financial institutions participate in the IOLTA program.

 

For information about Wisconsin Bankers Association, visit www.wisbank.com.

For information about Wisconsin Credit Union League, visit www.theleague.coop.

 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
April 24, 2018
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
May 24, 2018
Executive Committee Teleconference
June 8, 2018
WisTAF Board Meeting
August 31, 2018
Finance Committee Teleconference
September 18, 2018
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
September 28, 2018
Executive Committee Teleconference
October 12, 2018
WisTAF Board Meeting
WHAT'S NEW
The Fed raises interest rates, with two more increases expected in 2018
WisTAF Announces New Executive Director
Now Available: WisTAF’s 2018-19 Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Application Materials
Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts - Fondo Legal de Emergencia
Hurricane Harvey Legal Aid Fund

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner member of the Wisconsin IOLTA program since 2010, Peoples State Bank strives to be the most admired community bank in the State of Wisconsin. Peoples State Bank goes above and beyond IOLTA participation requirements by paying additional interest on its clients' IOLTA accounts - helping to expand access to civil legal services in Wisconsin.


Contact us
WisTAF
825 Williamson Street, Suite A, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.257.6845 or 877.749.5045 (toll-free)
Email: service@wistaf.org

Board & Staff
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Board of Directors
WisTAF
Rebecca Murray, Executive Director
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Tehmina Islam, Office Manager
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Carlos Arenas, Program Manager
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