IOLTA

Nevada: Non-profit law firm offers pro-bono help to Wards

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Note from Admin: It would be ironic if the source of funding for this non-profit law firm providing aid to potential wards was created by attorneys’ misuse of the attorneys’ IOLTA accounts. In other states, notably New Mexico, Florida, Colorado, and possibly Texas, AAAPG has seen attorneys mis-use their special, privileged IOLTA accounts, holding Wards’ principal (often in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars) in these special co-mingled accounts, whose misuse [- more...]

White paper: How it goes down in Texas

May 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

How many probate attorneys, including those in the REPTL (Real Estate Probate Trust Lawyers) Section of the State Bar of Texas, donate to election campaigns of legislators; How many to judges? While we do not know how many attorneys, or how much money is donated, we do know why. This white paper by AAAPG exposes the circle of probate judges, the lawyers who practice in front of probate courts, the creation of statutorily-mandated management trusts to hold the ward’s seized assets, and the [- more...]