Release Date: December 14, 2009
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Law School will host a State Senate hearing on the Interest On Lawyer Account Fund (IOLA) and the viability of future legal services from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 16. State Sens. Ruth Hassell-Thompson and John L. Sampson will preside.
The IOLA Fund, in existence since 1983, provides financial support to civil legal service organizations. The money pays lawyer fees to indigent people facing foreclosure actions, unemployment hearings, landlord-tenant eviction proceedings, fair hearings and other legal actions. More information about the IOLA Fund can be found by visiting http://www.iola.org/about.html.
The hearing is open to the public and will be held in the law school's Francis M. Letro Courtroom in O'Brian Hall on the UB North Campus. For more information, visit http://www.nysenate.gov/event/2009/dec/16/iola-and-future-civil-legal-services-new-york-state.