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$33,500 IOLTA Grant Awarded to Legal Aid of Nebraska 3/21/28  03/22/18 3:10:29 PM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

$33,500 IOLTA Grant Awarded to Legal Aid of Nebraska
Lincoln - The Nebraska Lawyers Trust Account Foundation (NLTAF) awarded a grant of $33,500 to Legal Aid of Nebraska. The Foundation administers the Interest On Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program for Nebraska and it is through participation in this program that legal representation is made available to low-income citizens of Nebraska.
NLTAF has provided a total of $5,863,500 to date in funds. This year's 64th grant presented to Legal Aid of Nebraska, which is a statewide organization, will help numerous indigent individuals. In 2010, there were 283,027 or 16.2% of Nebraska's population living at or below the poverty level.
The Foundation's work results from the voluntary cooperation of over 2,800 Nebraska lawyers and 260 banks across the state. Foundation President and Norfolk attorney Tracey L. Buettner said:
 "This semi-annual disbursement to Legal Aid of Nebraska is critical for Legal Aid to continue representing Nebraskans who meet the federal poverty guidelines. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, a family of four earning $27,563 annually meets the 125% poverty guideline. This grant assists legal Aid in helping indigent Nebraskans."
President Buettner added: "Legal assistance for low-income Nebraskans is the result of the strong partnership of the legal and banking communities. The Foundation's Board of Directors salutes the voluntary participation of the many Nebraska lawyers and banks that aid other Nebraskans through the IOLTA Program."
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