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.

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


Supreme Court re-creates trust account rule expanding the use of electronic transactions in trust and fiduciary accounts

Supreme Court re-creates trust account rule; amends related rules: On April 4, 2016, the Wisconsin Supreme Court repealed and re-created SCR 20:1.15—Safekeeping property; trust accounts and fiduciary accounts, and amended SCR 20:1.0, SCR 20:1.5 and SCR 22.39, effective July 1, 2016. Order, Petition No. more


New source of funds for civil legal aid approved by Supreme Court

On April 13, 2016 the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted unanimously to adopt a change proposed by the Access to Justice Commission that will result in a new source of funds for civil legal aid to the indigent in Wisconsin. The court acted following a public hearing on Petition 15-06, which was filed by the Access to Justice Commission. more


Credit Union Share Insurance now covers IOLTAs

Credit Union Share Insurance now covers IOLTAs: On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed the Credit Union Share Insurance Fund Parity Act, which provides insurance coverage, comparable to FDIC insurance coverage, for funds held in IOLTA accounts at federally insured credit unions.   More information more


Scam emails target IOLTA accounts

Legal professionals holding IOLTA accounts should beware of any email indicating that their IOLTA accounts have “insufficient funds.” The Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) has received notice of an email scam that is targeted at lawyers and their IOLTA accounts. It''s likely that such messages are part of a broader phishing attack targeted to legal professionals and should be deleted or marked as spam upon receipt. 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


UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
February 26, 2020
Executive Committee Teleconference
March 6, 2020
WisTAF Board Meeting
May 5, 2020
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
June 10, 2020
WisTAF Board Meeting
August 28, 2020
Finance Committee Teleconference
September 8, 2020
Grants & Evaluation Committee Meeting
September 25, 2020
Executive Committee Teleconference
October 9, 2020
WisTAF Board Meeting
WHAT'S NEW
WisTAF Invests in Services and Projects to Help People Resolve Their Legal Problems
2020 Application & Reporting Deadlines Calendar Now Available!
WisTAF Announces $1,379,600 in Grants to Organizations Assisting Low-Income Wisconsinites with Critical Civil Legal Needs
Join our staff team! Now hiring a Communications & Development Manager.
WisTAF has posted materials for the 2019 Grantee Mid-Year reports

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PRIME PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

A Prime Partner member of the Wisconsin IOLTA program since 2012, Home Savings Bank strives to be the most admired community bank in the State of Wisconsin. Home Savings 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
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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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