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

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

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Open an IOLTA Account

Opening an IOLTA Account is a Simple Process

  1. Download and print the Enrollment Form.
  2. Take the Enrollment Form to an Approved Financial Institution and complete it with the bank manager.
  3. Fax the completed Enrollment Form to the IOLTA Board at 717-238-2003.

Select a Platinum Leader Bank »

There are more than 200 banks approved to offer attorney trust accounts in Pennsylvania. Where you bank is extremely important to the IOLTA Board’s mission. Platinum Leader Banks have committed to pay premium interest rates on IOLTA Accounts. This means more funding for legal aid. The IOLTA Board encourages attorneys to patronize them.

Tips for Opening an IOLTA Account Successfully

  • IOLTA Accounts are specialized bank products. Make an appointment with the bank manager to establish your IOLTA Account.
  • IOLTA’s Federal Tax ID number should be associated with the account’s earned interest, not the principal balance.
  • The mailing address on the IOLTA Account should be that of the firm, not IOLTA’s mailing address.
  • Be sure to email ( or fax (717-238-2003) the completed Enrollment Form to the IOLTA Board.
  • If the bank you have selected is not a Platinum Leader Bank, ask the manager to consider upgrading to Platinum Leader Bank status.
  • If you are considering changing the bank or credit union at which your existing IOLTA account is maintained, please refer to the IOLTA Transfer Toolkit as a helpful starting point.


Enrollment Form »

IOLTA Transfer Toolkit »

Platinum Leader Banks »

Other Eligible Institutions »

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.

Pro Hac Vice Admission Fee
Payment Form »

Platinum Leader Banks

Platinum Leader Banks are financial institutions that go above and beyond eligibility requirements to ensure the success of the IOLTA program and increase funding for legal aid. Pennsylvania attorneys are encouraged to patronize them.

Become A Platinum
Leader Bank »

Support Us

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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Direct Class Action Residual funds and Cy Pres awards to the PA IOLTA Board!

Class Action Residuals Toolkit »