Attorneys

Texas attorneys play a vital role in ensuring that all Texans are afforded equal access to the justice system. From making charitable contributions to legal aid organizations to providing pro bono or reduced-fee legal advice and representation, Texas attorneys consistently demonstrate their commitment on an ongoing basis to the provision of civil legal aid to low-income men, women and children.

Whether an attorney is a partner in a large law firm or a front line legal aid advocate, his or her contributions make a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Texans each year.

Another way attorneys contribute to civil legal services in Texas is through the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Program. The program, which is mandatory in Texas, generates millions of dollars annually to fund the provision of civil legal services to the poor.

Trust account requirements

Choose an eligible financial institution


FDIC Insurance Coverage of IOLTA accounts set to change Jan. 1, 2013

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Important Information for lawyers who accept credit card payments -  Effective Jan. 1, 2013

Please read the information concerning a potential witholding of 28% from credit card transactions if your tax ID number and name do not match information on file with the IRS.  Important Information for Lawyers Who Accept Credit Card Payments

 

 

Recent News

 

March 10, 2014

Growing Number of Texas Lawyers are Banking on Justice - Public News Service

Jan. 30, 2014

TAJF Honors William O. Whitehurst for Efforts in IOLTA Program's Beginning

Jan. 17, 2014

TAJF Marks 30th Anniversary, Joins With LSC For Panel, Texas Pro Bono Service Awards

January 2014

TAJF Turns 30 this year! See information about our Anniversary Kickoff Event, Jan. 23  

December 2013

Read about "Success Stories" 2013 and how you can help TAJF write new stories 

Nov. 19, 2013

Texas Corporate Counsel Community Raises $48,000 for Civil Legal Services

Nov. 18, 2013

State Bar of Texas Announces Move to a Prime Partner Bank

November 2013

Serving the Legal Needs of Those Who Served - Veterans Day 2013

November 2013

November is Prime Partner Bank Recognition Month!

Oct. 29, 2013

TAJF Seeks Director of Finance

Oct. 22, 2013

National Pro Bono Week Kickoff Event Honors New Supreme Court Justice and Access to Justice Supporters

Oct. 18, 2013

The application period for the Texas Equal Justice Works Fellowship program has been extended to Dec. 1

Sept. 13, 2013

TAJF Announces 2013-14 Grant Awards

Sept. 10, 2013

TAJF Announces 2013 Texas Equal Justice Works Fellows

Sept. 4, 2013

Ferguson and Tottenham appointed to TAJF Board

July 19, 2013

TAJF Announces Grants for Veterans' Legal Services

May 28, 2013

Texas Legislature Provides Funding for the State's Legal Aid System

May 16, 2013

Fort Bend County Banks Receive Prime Partners in Justice Award

 

 

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