Michigan Residents Donate to the Access to Justice Campaign

ATJ Fund Donor Recognition

AOJ Grant Applications
Due 12/5/2014

Foundation Honors Three Exemplary Lawyers (posthumously) with Top Awards:

Founders Award:
Hon. Hilda Gage

ATJ Award:
Michael Chielens and Holli Wallace

2014 MSBF President's Report

IOLTA Program - Information for Lawyers

IOLTA Program - Information for Financial Institutions

 
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Welcome to the Michigan State Bar Foundation

The Michigan State Bar Foundation provides leadership and grants to improve access for all to the justice system, including support for civil legal aid to the poor, law-related education, and conflict resolution. The Michigan State Bar Foundation was established in 1947 by lawyers and judges to help the legal profession meet its responsibilities to the public. Since then, the Foundation has made more than 1,724 grants totaling over $172 million to educate the public about the importance of the rule of law, train young people in peaceful conflict resolution and assist those in need with critical civil legal services.

The Foundation receives funds for its grant programs from a variety of public and private sources. Legal aid grants are funded primarily by the IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts) program and certain state court filing fees allocated for civil legal aid to the poor. The Foundation also receives generous private donations to support its program of public service, including contributions to the Access to Justice Fund, and support from the Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.