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.

Grant recipients

The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (WisTAF) is proud to support our grantees’ efforts to provide equal access to legal services in the face of overwhelming odds.


2016 WisTAF Direct Legal Services Grant Recipients
Grantee agencies can literally change people’s lives, and do so every day. Their hard work is invaluable to the men, women and children who rely on them to provide civil legal support through difficult times.

ABC (Advocacy and Benefits Counseling) for Health, Inc. is a nonprofit public interest law firm serving families throughout Wisconsin on legal issues related to health care access and financing.

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin provides help to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, so they can find the legal help they need to live with dignity.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization serving over 13,000 families annually in the areas of Adult, Family & Children, and Social Ministries.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Inc. provides programming in the areas of immigration services, emergency support services, adoption services, financial counseling, domestic abuse services, services for children with disabilities, and ministries including the HIV/AIDS Ministry Project.

Center Against Sexual & Domestic Abuse, Inc. (CASDA) provides services to individuals hurt by domestic, sexual or child abuse, as they advocate for a community effort to end violence.

Centro Legal por Derechos Humanos is a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to provide legal representation to the poor and those with limited resources for a reasonable and accessible price in the Milwaukee area.

Community Justice, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that provides legal services to Madison-area low-income families and individuals on a sliding-fee scale based on federal poverty guidelines.

Disability Rights Wisconsin defends the rights of people residing in Wisconsin’s public and private institutions, and represents individuals under the Americans with Disabilities act through information and referral, direct legal representation, and in limited situations, class action litigation.

Kids Matter Inc. provides legal services and other advocacy for children in foster and kinship care in the greater Milwaukee area.

Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc. serves low-income clients in the areas of family law and domestic violence, housing, public benefits, special education and economic development.

Legal Aid Society of Door County is a volunteer organization that operates primarily as a screening and referral source to coordinate legal services through local pro bono attorneys.

Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee provides family law, public benefits, landlord-tenant, consumer, municipal ordinance defense and civil rights law to low-income people in Milwaukee.

Portage County Legal Aid Society is a volunteer attorney legal service that addresses the need for pro bono civil legal services for indigent persons in Portage County.

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. provides civil legal services to nearly 3,000 low-income northern Wisconsin residents each year with the help of 400 private practice attorneys and eight staff attorneys.








 

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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)
Fax: 608.257.2684
Email: service@wistaf.org

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

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