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PA IOLTA Board
P.O. Box 62446
Harrisburg, PA 17107-2445

Tel. 717-238-2001
Toll Free 888-PA-IOLTA (724-6582)
Fax. 717-238-2003
paiolta@pacourts.us

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2019 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report

We are pleased to present the Annual Report of the Pennsylvania IOLTA Board


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Economic Impact Report
Economic Impact Report

We are pleased to share a report on the Economic Impact of Civil Legal Aid in Pennsylvania


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Letter from Chief Justice Thomas Saylor on the importance of pro bono service.


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Important Notice

All IOLTA employees are working remotely. For fastest response times, please send correspondence by email to paiolta@pacourts.us. We are checking voicemail regularly and encourage callers to leave an email address as well as a phone number.
We strongly encourage pro hac vice admission fees be paid by credit card. The processing of applications paid by check will be significantly delayed.
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Pro Hac Vice

Out-of-state attorneys seeking to enter their appearance on a Pennsylvania case must pay an admission fee of $375 per case to the IOLTA Board prior to filing the motion with the court. Complete your pro hac vice application online and pay the $375 fee by check or credit card.

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There is one legal aid lawyer for every 6,415 people living in poverty. Pro bono representation by private attorneys is an enormously valuable supplement to the services of civil legal aid programs.

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A Message from the pa iolta Board Chair

Stella L. Smetanka, Esq. Board Chair

“Due to limited resources, only a fraction of eligible Pennsylvanians are able to obtain the civil legal assistance that they desperately need. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened economic disparities and widened the resulting justice gap. Millions are now without jobs. Workers and their families lose health insurance as a result; their ability to pay rents or mortgages dries up; and it is a fact that the poor are much more vulnerable to the virus. In 2020, Americans also finally confronted the reality of systemic racism that has inflicted pain and clouded our history for four hundred years.

 It is truly a time that tries our souls. These concerns are at the core of our IOLTA mission to make sure that quality legal assistance reaches as many as possible, with a heightened realization of what equal justice under law requires. Let us take encouragement from the final words of the late John Lewis, “Walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your [our] guide.”

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Stella L. Smetanka, Esq. Board Chair