Lawyers Journal

The MBA's bi-monthly newspaper includes association news, practical columns and Section Review articles.

Issue March 2009

Banks’ response to IOLTA request called encouraging

Civil legal aid providers struggling to meet surging demand despite a devastating drop in funding finally have some encouraging news, however limited. A strong response by Massachusetts banks agreeing to provide higher interest rates on IOLTA accounts will generate hundreds of thousands of dollars more for legal aid.

In addition to a number of other banks qualified to hold Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, the Massachusetts IOLTA Committee certified 40 banks as Leadership Institutions and more than 50 banks as Safe Harbor Institutions. The Massachusetts IOLTA Committee encourages attorneys to deposit IOLTA funds with Leadership Institutions or Safe Harbor Institutions to generate the greatest amount of money possible for legal aid programs.

MBA announces “Latest in the Law 2009” on May 13, 14

The Massachusetts Bar Association is pleased to announce to its membership “Latest in the Law 2009,” a specially-priced, comprehensive conference highlighting the most significant cases and legal developments over the past year. Designed to give practitioners the opportunity to attend all available programming, the MBA is offering 12 distinct, 75-minute sessions from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. over two days to keep you abreast of the latest changes in your current practice areas and beyond.