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Revised Safekeeping Rules Announced

On March 1, the Illinois Supreme Court announced changes to Rules of Professional Conduct 1.5 and 1.15 that will take effect July 1, 2023. These are the most comprehensive revisions to RPC 1.15 since the current rule took effect … Read more »

New Mailing Addresses for LTF

LTF has moved and has two new mailing addresses effective August 1.

  • Please send regular correspondence to:
  • Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
    65 East Wacker Place
    Suite 1900
    Chicago, Illinois  60601

  • Please direct IOLTA account forms and unidentified funds reports
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Pandemic Update

The physical office of the Lawyers Trust Fund is closed but staff members are working remotely during the stay-at-home order to maintain daily operations regarding banking, grants, and other critical functions. Lawyers, financial institutions, and legal aid grantees should not … Read more »

2018 Project & New Applicant Grants

The Lawyers Trust Fund Board of Directors recently approved $775,000 in grants to 22 legal aid projects and new applicant organizations for 2018. These organizations provide a range of legal services to low income persons statewide on issues including disability … Read more »

IOLTA Account Check-Up

Illinois attorney registration for 2018 is now underway. As you complete your registration with the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, you will be asked to report on whether you maintain a client trust account and to provide information about the … Read more »

Guide to E-filing and IOLTA

When the mandatory e-filing requirement takes effect in 2018, Illinois lawyers will be limited to electronic payment of filing fees and other court costs. How do electronic payment methods like credit cards and e-checks work with IOLTA accounts? Prepared with … Read more »

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