Applications for IOLTA grant awards to be paid during 2021 are available here (click “Read More” for link).  Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  Please note that due to the continued low interest rate environment, no awards are available to new-to-IOLTA applicants.

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  The Foundation announces awards totaling $500,000 to be paid during 2020 to 23 organizations located across Tennessee.  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 organization’s application for IOLTA funds was evaluated by the…

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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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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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