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DIALOGUE Summer 2009

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IOLTA Innovations and the Foreclosure Crisis

By Sofia Ali-Khan
Assistant Staff Counsel, ABA Commission on
Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts

By the time the economy began to decline, several legal aid programs had already developed sophisticated practices to address the issues of low-income consumers, including, among other things, predatory lending to low-income homeowners. The growing volume of these cases was an indication that problematic sub-prime lending practices were on the rise.



Grantee Spotlight
Opening the Door: the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest

By Professor Charles R. DiSalvo

...the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest (“Fund”) was incorporated by a WVU law student and a WVU law professor. The initial aim of the organization was to fund permanent, full-time jobs at legal aid and similar organizations in West Virginia. Reality quickly set in, however, when the founders realized that such a goal was well beyond their initial financial reach.



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