WisTAF

OUR MISSION

The Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation works with civil legal aid organizations in Wisconsin to increase access to justice. We oversee funds and invest in services and projects to help people resolve legal problems.

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
January 13, 2023
Board & Staff Racial Justice Workgroup meeting
February 24, 2023
Executive Committee Teleconference
March 3, 2023
Board & Staff Racial Justice Workgroup meeting
March 10, 2023
WisTAF Board Meeting
May 9, 2023
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
May 31, 2023
Executive Committee Teleconference
June 14, 2023
WisTAF Board Meeting
August 23, 2023
Finance Committee Meeting
September 12, 2023
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
September 27, 2023
Executive Committee Teleconference
October 11, 2023
WisTAF Board Meeting
WHAT'S NEW
WisTAF announces $7.4 million in COVID-related grant awards
WisTAF disburses legal assistance for Afghan evacuees
Now Available: COVID-19 Civil Legal Services Grant Application materials
Now Available: WisTAF 2023 Direct Legal Services Grant Application materials
WisTAF awards $450,000 in Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Legal Assistance Grants

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner since 2020, Bank of Sun Prairie 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. Bank of Sun Prairie's participation reflects an admirable commitment to justice for all 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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Benson Gardner, Communications and Development Manager
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