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.

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
August 19, 2019
Grantee Listening Session
August 30, 2019
Finance Committee Teleconference
September 10, 2019
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
September 17, 2019
Board Strategic Planning Meeting
September 27, 2019
Executive Committee Teleconference
October 11, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
WHAT'S NEW
WisTAF has posted materials for the 2019 Grantee Mid-Year reports
WisTAF is accepting 2020 Direct Legal Services Grant Applications
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!

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner member of the Wisconsin IOLTA program since 2010, First Bank Financial Centre strives to be the most admired community bank in the State of Wisconsin. First Bank Financial Centre 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
4600 American Parkway, Suite 104, Madison, WI 53718
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, IOLTA Program/Office Manager
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Carlos Arenas, Program Manager
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