January 2022 – IOLTA Grant Awards Increase to $750,000

The Foundation announces awards totaling $750,000 to be paid during 2022 to 23 organizations located across Tennessee.  The 2022 grant total is a $250,000 increase over 2021. In accordance with the Supreme Court’s Order, all recipients provide either direct civil legal service to indigent clients or work to improve the administration of justice.   Each…

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IOLTA program welcomes participation by Tennessee credit unions

Rules amendments ordered by the Tennessee Supreme Court now allow lawyers to establish IOLTA trust checking accounts at eligible credit unions. The Foundation is contacting Tennessee credit unions to educate them about the program and about the law-related community organizations supported by IOLTA grants. Lawyers should watch the list of Eligible Financial Institutions (here) for…

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Participant Members

Any lawyer licensed in Tennessee who participates in the IOLTA (Interest On Lawyers Trust Accounts) program, whether as an individual or as a member (principal, employee, or other member) of a law firm, and who is not currently a Fellow of the Foundation, is eligible to serve as a voting “Participant” member of the Foundation.…

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