legal aid en More Cuts Threaten Legal Services for the Poor <p>The most recent State budget slashed funding for legal services for the poor. Last week, the House passed a bill that would put even more aid at risk.</p><p>The legislation would change how something called <a href="">IOLTA</a> works.</p><p>IOLTA stands for &lsquo;Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts&rsquo;.</p><p>When a client hands money over to a lawyer for a short period of time, say, while a real estate deal is being closed, the lawyer puts the money into a pooled account. That account earns interest.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:23:08 +0000 Todd Bookman 2860 at