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), State of Wisconsin Low-Income Civil Legal Services Appropriation, and other sources.

Wisconsin's attorneys and judges

While financial institutions provide the substance of the IOLTA program, the participation of Wisconsin's attorneys provides the backbone. Their commitment to providing support for civil legal services for low-income people exemplifies the true pioneer spirit of community solidarity and independence that embodies Wisconsin character.

We would like to thank the many attorneys and judges who donate so generously of their time and money to WisTAF.

In addition to their IOLTA participation, attorneys and judges also provide the funds for the Public Interest Legal Services Fund (PILSF) program. Participation in the PILSF program is mandatory for all practicing Wisconsin attorneys and judicial members. PILSF funds are distributed geographically throughout the ten state judicial districts in proportion to the poverty populations in each district. This means that judicial districts with a large number of attorneys and a relatively low poverty population provide funding for judicial districts with few attorneys and many poor people, which ensures that both urban and rural populations receive an equal share of PILSF funds.

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
October 14, 2014
WisTAF Board of Directors Meeting
March 10, 2015
WisTAF Board of Directors Meeting
WHAT'S NEW
WisTAF 2015 Grant Application Materials Now Available Online
2013 WisTAF Annual Report Now Available
2013 Grantee Annual Report Materials Available
Scam emails target IOLTA accounts
Trust Account Management Seminar - Presented by the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner member of the Wisconsin IOLTA program since 2010, First National Bank of Hartford strives to be the most admired community bank in the State of Wisconsin. First National Bank of Hartford 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)
Fax: 608.257.2684
Email: service@wistaf.org

Board & Staff
WisTAF
Board of Directors
WisTAF
De Ette Tomlinson, Executive Director
WisTAF
Rebecca Murray, Program Manager
WisTAF
Tehmina Islam, Program Assistant

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