Legal Foundation of Washington

Administers and funds programs from interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts (IOLTA), as directed by the Supreme Court. The Legal Foundation uses these funds to provide time and other available resources to civil legal aid programs to assist low-income people and the most vulnerable to overcome barriers in the civil justice system. The Foundation manages legal problems such as family safety, housing, health, and employment.
Board Website
Policy AreaPublic Safety
Governor Appointments3
Total Board Positions9
Statutory AuthoritySupreme Court
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
CompensationReimbursement of expenses
Term Length (years)3
Statutory Term Limitsno more than 2 consecutive terms
Member Requirements: The members of the Legal Foundation of Washington board are appointed by the Governor, the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, and the Washington Supreme Court. They are eligible for a two year term and eligible for re-appointment once.