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.

The Fed raises interest rates, with two more increases expected in 2018

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lifted a key short-term U.S. interest rate and stuck to its prior forecast of three rate hikes in 2018, deciding for now to wait until next year to take a more aggressive approach. The central bank''s policy-making arm lifted the fed funds rate to a range of 1. more


WisTAF Announces New Executive Director

Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation Announces New Executive Director MADISON, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation board of directors is pleased to announce that Rebecca Murray has been named WisTAF’s new executive director. Murray, an experienced nonprofit professional, began her career with WisTAF in 2008 – serving in the roles of program manager, assistant director and, most recently, acting executive director. more


Now Available: WisTAF’s 2018-19 Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Application Materials

WisTAF''s 2018-19 Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Application materials (for funding covering the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) are now available online. Completed applications must be submitted to WisTAF no later than March 16, 2018 by 5 p. more


Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts - Fondo Legal de Emergencia

Hurricane Maria has left in its wake a humanitarian crisis requiring our attention. Without basic services and supplies, like electricity, gas and drinking water, the road to recovery is daunting. Those affected by Maria can use help. Please consider a donation to our colleagues in Puerto Rico so that they can return to  their important work in providing much needed civil legal services. more


Hurricane Harvey Legal Aid Fund

Legal aid provides the calm after the storm.  Texans are reeling from Hurricane Harvey.  After the storm subsides and the water recedes the exhaustion of survival will be met by the harrowing realization that their journey back to normalcy is only just beginning.  The daunting work of putting their lives back together will require interaction with myriad governmental agencies and private businesses in order to interpret their rights to services and financial assistance. more


Newly released study shows US falls short in its pledge of allegiance promise of "liberty and justice for all."

Fact:  71% of low-income households experienced at least one civil legal problem in the last year, including problems with health care, housing conditions, disability access, veterans’ benefits, and domestic violence. However, 86% of the civil legal problems reported by low-income Americans received inadequate or no legal help according to the Legal Services Corporation''s newly released "2017 Justice Gap Report. more


Legal Services Corporation confident in Congressional bipartisan support despite Trump administration's budget proposal

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s budget proposal released today calls for defunding the Legal Services Corporation, but LSC leaders expressed confidence that Congress would continue to support the vital mission of the nation''s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income people. More more


ABA releases statement expressing outrage at Trump administration budget proposal to defund LSC

WASHINGTON, March, 16, 2017 - The American Bar Association is outraged that the administration  proposes to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation in its budget and calls on every member of Congress to restore full funding. LSC provides civil legal aid to people who desperately need help to navigate the legal process. more


Federal Open Market Committee decides to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 3/4 to 1 percent.

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in February indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace. Job gains remained solid and the unemployment rate was little changed in recent months. Household spending has continued to rise moderately while business fixed investment appears to have firmed somewhat. more


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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
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Rebecca Murray, Executive Director
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Tehmina Islam, Office Manager
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Carlos Arenas, Program Manager
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