Archive for 2016

Foreclosure Prevention Legal Assistance and Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance Grants

The Equal Justice Wyoming Foundation received funds from Bank of America as a term of a national settlement with the Department of Justice. The settlement distributed funds to IOLTA organizations, including EJWF, to be used to design, develop, and fund effective projects to provide “foreclosure prevention legal assistance and community redevelopment legal assistance.” EJWF is soliciting proposals from legal service providers for projects that provide foreclosure prevention legal assistance and/or community redevelopment legal assistance.

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NEW Trust Account Handbook

The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to provide this FREE downloadable Trust Account Handbook, which has been prepared by the Office of Bar Counsel as a guide for both new and experienced lawyers with trust account questions. Our purpose is to provide you with the basic rules regarding trust accounts and highlight areas that may provide assistance in the exercise of your best professional judgment regarding a myriad of issues that may arise with opening, maintaining and record keeping for trust accounts.

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Don’t Qualify for Legal Aid?

The Modest Means Program (MMP) provides low-cost legal assistance to individuals who do not qualify for free legal services, but cannot afford the expertise of attorneys at the standard rate. Attorneys participating in the program agree to assist Modest Means Program clients for no more than $75 an hour and no more than a $500 retainer (if necessary).

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