(Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts)

The IOLTA Program is the result of a unique partnership between the banking and legal communities. The interest earned on these trust accounts is disbursed by the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) to Louisiana's largest civil legal service programs, pro bono programs, battered women shelters, and numerous other community organizations that provide civil legal assistance to Louisiana's low-income citizens.
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