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.
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 email@example.com.
Application forms also may be downloaded from the commission's
web page on the Iowa Judicial Branch web site.
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.