About this Site
IOLTA.ORG is a joint project of the National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP) and the American Bar Association Commission on IOLTA. Content on the site has been developed, collected and posted by a group of volunteer editors from NAIP member programs. The site is designed to provide general information about IOLTA and its impact on the justice system. To learn more about how IOLTA works where you live, please visit our directory at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/interest_lawyers_trust_accounts/resources/directory_of_iolta_programs.html to find the IOLTA program in your state.
The National Association of IOLTA programs (NAIP) was established in1986 to enhance legal services for the poor and the administration of justice through the growth and development of IOLTA programs as effective grant-making institutions that provide a major source of funding and support for legal services for the poor, administration of justice, and other law-related public interest programs. NAIP's membership consists of dues-paying IOLTA programs in the United States and Canada represented by program directors and board leaders. NAIP is governed by officers and a board elected by its member organizations.
Commission on IOLTA
The Commission on IOLTA was established by the American Bar Association in 1986. It (1) collects, maintains, analyzes and disseminates information on programs involving the use of interest on lawyers' trust accounts for the support of law-related public service activities; (2) makes recommendations for Association policy on the creation and operation of IOLTA programs; (3) maintains liaisons with state IOLTA programs; and (4) oversees the IOLTA Clearinghouse, which provides information, materials and technical assistance on IOLTA program design and operation. Please visit the Commission's Web site to learn more.
NAIP and the ABA Commission on IOLTA operate in close cooperation to assist local IOLTA programs in maximizing the funding available for legal services. The ABA Commission on IOLTA and NAIP provide training, consultation, research and policy development to state IOLTA programs.
For general information about IOLTA and about the ABA Commission on IOLTA:
American Bar Association Commission on IOLTA
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
For more information about the National Association of IOLTA Programs:
Betty Balli Torres
President, National Association of IOLTA Programs
Texas Access to Justice Foundation
P.O. Box 12886
Austin, TX 78711-2886
512-320-0099, ext. 105