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.

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


2017 Direct Legal Services Grantee Mid-Year Report Materials Now Available

WisTAF 2017 Direct Legal Services Grantee Mid-Year Report Materials are now available online. Completed reports are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18th. Recipients of 2017 direct legal services grants (PILSF, pro hac vice) should access the required reporting forms by logging in using the "Login" link at the upper right corner of this page. more


Now Available: WisTAF 2018 Direct Legal Services Grant Application Materials

WisTAF''s 2018 Direct Legal Services Grant Application materials (for funding covering the period from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018) are now available online. Completed applications (including the required supplemental reports and materials) must be submitted to WisTAF no later than August 11, 2017 by 5 p. more


WisTAF 2016-17 DVSA Civil Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Annual Report Materials Now Available

WisTAF 2016-17 Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Civil Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Annual Report Materials are now available online. Completed reports are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017. 2016-17 DVSA Civil Legal Services State Appropriation grantees should access the required reporting forms by logging in using the "Login" link at the upper right corner of this page. 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
WHAT'S NEW
Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts - Fondo Legal de Emergencia
Hurricane Harvey Legal Aid Fund
2017 Direct Legal Services Grantee Mid-Year Report Materials Now Available
Now Available: WisTAF 2018 Direct Legal Services Grant Application Materials
WisTAF 2016-17 DVSA Civil Legal Services State Appropriation Grant Annual Report Materials Now Available

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner member of the Wisconsin IOLTA program since 2010, Mound City Bank strives to be the most admired community bank in the State of Wisconsin. Mound City 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
De Ette Tomlinson, Executive Director
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Rebecca Murray, Assistant Director
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Tehmina Islam, Program Assistant

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