Expanding access to civil legal services in Wisconsin.



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.

FDIC Adopts Final Rule Extending TAG Program Through December 31, 2010

June 22, 2010 - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) adopted a final rule extending the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program for six months, from July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. Under the TAG program, customers of participating insured depository institutions are provided full coverage on qualifying transaction accounts. more

New FDIC rule extends insurance coverage on IOLTA accounts until at least December 31, 2010

On April 13, 2010, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved interim rules extending the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) Program to December 31, 2010. The rule provides for unlimited insurance for non-interest bearing transaction accounts (including IOLTA and functionally equivalent accounts), regardless of dollar amount, held in participating financial institutions. The rule also allows for the FDIC to extend the program through December 31, 2011 if the FDIC determines that economic conditions warrant such an extension. more

Press releases

October 21, 2010 - WisTAF Announces 2011 Grant Awards more

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 that is earned on attorney IOLTA accounts is helping our friends and neighbors across Wisconsin. more

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August 30, 2019
Finance Committee Teleconference
September 10, 2019
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
September 27, 2019
Executive Committee Teleconference
October 11, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
WisTAF is accepting 2019-20 DVSA Grant Applications
WisTAF Announces $1,222,750 in Grants to Agencies Assisting Low-Income Wisconsinites with Civil Legal Needs
WisTAF Has Moved!
WisTAF has begun accepting applications for 2019 Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance Grant Program
WisTAF has begun accepting applications for 2019 WisTAF Direct Legal Services Grant Program



A Prime Partner member of the Wisconsin IOLTA program since 2011, Citizens Bank strives to be the most admired community bank in the State of Wisconsin. Citizens 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.

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

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