COVID 19 - UPDATE
The COVID-19 situation remains fluid, but IOLTA staff members are available to meet the needs of our Banking Partners and New Jersey Attorneys. For the safety of our employees and their families, we have shifted largely to a remote operation. Office presence is limited for the foreseeable future. Attorney online registration is fully available. Simply click on the 2020 IOLTA registration tab below. All attorneys must create a NEW USER ACCOUNT. Firm administrators can email IOLTA for login credentials.
Final reminder notices were emailed to non-compliant attorneys on September 10, 2020. Due to staggered office staff presence and hours, we cannot possibly answer all phone inquiries. It is more efficient to email questions and concerns to Info@Ioltanj.org
Please be assured we will answer all emails but it may take several days due to the high volume of activity. The IOLTA registration deadline is October 16, 2020. The IOLTA ineligible list will not be submitted to the Court until early November.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE BAR
IOLTA FUND OF THE BAR OF NEW JERSEY
Annual Registration Requirement—Final Notice
The Regulations of the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey approved by the New Jersey Supreme Court require that trust accounts subject to Rule 1:28A shall be registered annually with the IOLTA Fund. Those attorneys not in compliance for 2020 will be administratively ineligible to practice law in New Jersey. The last day to submit the 2020 IOLTA Online Registration Form is October 16, 2020.
If you are not now in private practice, you must respond so that we can adjust our records. There are no fees associated with IOLTA registration.
All attorney trust, escrow and master accounts must be included in the registration. In December 2019, the IOLTA Fund posted a Notice to the Bar and emailed instructions for IOLTA registration to the billing email addresses on file with the Lawyers Fund for Client Protection for New Jersey law firms and sole practitioners, requesting online registration covering all firm attorneys by March 27, 2020 (Extended through April 30, 2020 due to Covid-19). A second reminder was emailed on July 7, 2020 to all non-compliant attorneys.
Final Notices were emailed on September 10, 2020 to the billing address on record with the Supreme Court for receiving official Court information. All future IOLTA information will be emailed. Please be sure to add Info@Ioltanj.org to your safe sender list.
Any attorney who is not sure if he or she is in compliance may contact the IOLTA Fund via email at Info@Ioltanj.org. Online registration instructions and other important information can be obtained at www.ioltanj.org.
Mary E. Waldman, Executive Director
for the IOLTA Fund Board of Trusteesr
September 10, 2020