Heather Culped Named to Leaders in the Law

Heather Culp Appointed Vice Chair of NC State Bar’s IOLTA Board of Trustees

On July 22, 2022, the North Carolina State Bar Council made several appointments, including appointing Heather Culp to a second three-year term on the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (“IOLTA”) Board of Trustees (2022-2025).  The Council also appointed trustee Shelby Benton of Goldsboro to chair the Board during the ’22-’23 fiscal year, and Heather to serve as vice chair. 

The North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Supreme Court established [NC%20IOLTA]NC IOLTA generate income from lawyers’ trust accounts in order to fund programs for the public’s benefit.  In 2022, NC IOLTA will distribute over $4.2 million in grants to the regular IOLTA grant cycle. 

NC IOLTA Program awards grants for the following charitable purposes:

  • Providing civil legal services to indigents;
  • Improving attorney grievance and disciplinary procedures;
  • Providing student loans for legal education on the basis of need; and
  • Supporting programs designed to improve the administrative of justice.

NC IOLTA grants are made only to non-profit, charitable organizations that are tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) or to organizations that otherwise demonstrate a charitable purpose advancing these goals.