We Need To Talk About IOLA

New York City Bar Association · We Need To Talk About IOLA


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Governor Hochul has proposed transferring one hundred million dollars from the state’s IOLA account into the State General Fund. That could have cascading consequences for the State’s legal services community and the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers that it serves. We’re here today to help you understand what IOLA is, the stakes in the governor’s budget proposal, and what lawyers and others can do to stand up for IOLA.

Sign the Lawyers Letter of Concern

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IOLA Press Release linking to Community Letter urging Governor Hochul to undo $100 million IOLA transfer.  The signatories represent leading social service agencies, veterans groups, health care providers, legal organizations, and concerned citizens from across the state.

IOLA Letter to Governor Hochul

IOLA Board Statement

New York State Bar Association Press Release

NY Legal Services Coalition Testimony

Network of Bar Leaders Statement

New York City Bar Association Statement

New York County Lawyers Association Statement