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Open an IOLTA Account

All the information you need to open an IOLTA account.

Eligible Banks

Effective July 1, 2010, lawyers may maintain NC IOLTA accounts only at eligible banks.

Court Awards & Cy Pres

The NC General Assembly passed a statute stating that the unpaid residuals in class action litigation (unless otherwise ordered by the court) shall be divided and sent equally to the NC State Bar for the provision of civil legal services for indigents and to the Indigent Person’s Attorney Fund.

Trust Accounting

The NC State Bar's Trust Account Handbook explains the requirements for segregating, safekeeping, and record keeping client funds on deposit in a lawyer's trust account. The Handbook also answers questions about establishing a trust account, deposits and disbursements from a trust account, the State Bar's random audit program, and what to expect when selected for audit.

Forms & Resources

Here you can find all IOLTA forms, as well as links to additional resources for IOLTA.

Frequently Asked Questions for Lawyers

View frequently asked questions here.