From: Carl Goldfarb
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:27 AM
Cc: 'Gail Wright'
Subject: IOLTA accounts; "RIN # 3064-AD37"
am writing to urge Congress that expand TLPG to provide full coverage to
IOLTA accounts, regardless of the amount. IOLTA generated income is an
extraordinarily important source of support for non-profit organizations,
such as the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Group, a legal advocacy group for
indigent immigrants and refugees. As chairman of the board of FIAC, I know
first hand that the loss of IOLTA generated income – which we receive
through grants from the Florida Bar Foundation -- would have a devastating
impact on our budget and our ability to provide assistance to immigrants and
refugees. That is all the more true in today’s economic climate which makes
raising private funds more difficult than ever.
Carl E. Goldfarb
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
401 E Las Olas Blvd.,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33301