Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 4:37 PM
To: Comments Subject: Iterim Rule RIN # 3064-AD37
I am a member of the Board of Directors of New Hampshire Legal Assistance
(NHLA). Fully 25 percent of our funding comes from our state IOLTA program.
Please amend the above interim rule to extend full coverage without any
dollar limit to all IOLTA accounts. If these accounts are not given full
coverage, many lawyers will feel compelled to convert their trust and escrow
IOLTA accounts to straight non-interest-bearing transactional accounts, and
this will result in a severe loss of funding for our program and a
corresponding drastic cut in legal services to the poor, whose need for such
services is greater in this economic downturn.