Banking on Justice: IOLTA Program

The DC Bar Foundation administers the District’s Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program, a program created by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 1985. Through this program, the Foundation receives the interest from thousands of pooled bank accounts and distributes it within the community for legal aid. This revenue helps low-income people in the District get help with civil legal problems affecting their most basic needs, such as access to food, shelter, jobs, and safety. Only approved financial institutions can offer DC IOLTA accounts.

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