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DIALOGUE Spring 2009

Featured Articles

IOLTA Grantee Spotlight:
Enlace Comunitario – Giving a Voice to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

By Claudia Medina

Marta, a Mexican native, came to Albuquerque, New Mexico four years ago. She didn’t speak a word of English. Shortly after arriving, her husband became abusive, occasionally slapping her in the face. A year later, physical abuse became a daily part of her life. One night, her husband choked her while their three-year-old son Daniel watched and cried.




Recovery: What IOLTA Programs Can Do Now to Maximize Revenue and Protect Revenue in the Future

By Jane E. Curran

This article will report on the current state of Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) revenue, recount past IOLTA revenue cycles, describe current efforts by IOLTA programs to address the revenue drop,¹ and explain how IOLTA programs are dealing with the historically low Federal Funds Target Rate (FFTR). Finally, the article will describe steps IOLTA programs and their grantees can take to prepare for the next revenue increase.




Save the Date

2009 IOLTA Workshops

July 30-31, 2009
Swissotel
Chicago, IL

Please visit the
IOLTA website for more information


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