2018 Project & New Applicant Grants

The Lawyers Trust Fund Board of Directors recently approved $775,000 in grants to 22 legal aid projects and new applicant organizations for 2018. These organizations provide a range of legal services to low income persons statewide on issues including disability … Read more »

IOLTA Account Check-Up

Illinois attorney registration for 2018 is now underway. As you complete your registration with the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, you will be asked to report on whether you maintain a client trust account and to provide information about the … Read more »

Guide to E-filing and IOLTA

When the mandatory e-filing requirement takes effect in 2018, Illinois lawyers will be limited to electronic payment of filing fees and other court costs. How do electronic payment methods like credit cards and e-checks work with IOLTA accounts? Prepared with … Read more »

Support Funding for the Legal Services Corporation

The federal Legal Services Corporation is a critical source of support for legal aid in Illinois. LSC provided $12.5 million in funding for three Illinois organizations last year: LAF, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, and Prairie State Legal Services. … Read more »

Announcing LTF’s 2017 Project Grants

During 2017, the Lawyers Trust Fund will support 20 project grantees through a total of $684,000 in grants approved by LTF’s board. More information about these grants, which were approved by LTF’s board in December, is available on the current Read more »

ISBA Videos Spotlight IOLTA, Unidentified Funds

Do you want to learn more about the unidentified funds requirement in less than five minutes? How about a three-minute primer on IOLTA? Thanks to the Illinois State Bar Association, both of these topics are addressed in short videos produced … Read more »

FY 2016 Grants Announced

The board of directors of the Lawyers Trust Found has awarded $8,692,000 in legal aid grants for FY 2016. The grant total includes $7,787,500 in Legal Services Support Grants to 16 non-profit legal aid organizations in Illinois. Seven of those … Read more »

PILI Intership Honors Ruth Ann Schmitt

The directors of the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois have announced a five-year honorary summer internship in recognition of Ruth Ann Schmitt, who is retiring as LTF executive director after 32 years of service. A grant award of $30,000 from … Read more »

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