|Iowa Supreme Court Lawyer Trust Account Commission accepting grant applications for FY2016|
The Iowa Supreme Court Lawyer Trust Account Commission announced Dec. 4 that it is accepting applications for grants under the Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) program for the grant period beginning July 1, 2016. IOLTA program grants are awarded to public purpose projects that provide legal services to low-income persons in civil cases, to law-related education, and to other programs that improve the administration of justice in Iowa.
Pursuant to chapter 44 of the Iowa Court Rules, applicants must file one copy of their application in paper form, and one copy of their application in electronic form. Organizations may obtain a copy of the rules and grant application forms from the Lawyer Trust Account Commission, Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, by calling 515-725-8029, or by emailing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms also may be downloaded from the commission's web page on the Iowa Judicial Branch web site.
The Commission must receive completed grant applications no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2016. The Commission will review the applications and seek approval from the Iowa Supreme Court for awarding the grants. Grant recipients will be announced in late May or early June of 2016.