Supreme Court approves grant for legal assistance

The Iowa Supreme Court has approved grants to non-profit programs that provide legal assistance to low-income Iowans with civil legal problems, including those in North Iowa. The court awarded grants to fifteen different organizations throughout Iowa, including a $4,425 grant for the Civil Legal Assistance Fund for the Second Judicial District, which is based in Mason City.

This grant will fund civil legal assistance to low-income fathers, mothers, or children involved in dissolution of marriage or modification cases in which other legal assistance is not available.

The grants are funded by the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account. With this year's grants, the supreme court has awarded more than $24.2 million in IOLTA grants since the program began on July 1, 1985. (Read Full Article Here)