Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
WisTAF partners with and receives support from members of Wisconsin's legal profession and banking industry (via the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program and Public Interest Legal Services Fund (PILSF). WisTAF makes grants to nonprofit law firms and, on occasion, other social service agencies whose missions include increasing access to the civil justice system for low income Wisconsinites. WisTAF is governed by a 15-member board of directors appointed by the Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and/or State Bar of Wisconsin president (3 judges, 9 lawyers, 3 nonlawyers).

Lobbying Interests:
We anticipate educating policymakers on the need for civil legal aid in Wisconsin and requesting appropriate State investment in such services via the biennial budget process.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
RM
Rebecca Murray
4600 American Pkwy Ste 104
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 257-2841
rmurray@wistaf.org
http://www.wistaf.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Benson Gardner Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/25/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Attached Divisions and Other Bodies
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Attached Divisions and Other Bodies

Notification Date
2/23/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Specifically, "Indigent Civil Legal Assistance" -- described on page 58 of the executive budget document.

Children and Families: Economic Support
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Economic Support

Notification Date
2/23/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Specifically, "Grants for Civil Legal Services," a TANF allocation described on page 135 of the executive budget document.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Funding for civil legal services as part of the state's expenditure of funds from national opioid settlements, in order to aid with recovery from and prevention and mitigation of opioid addiction and the associated crisis.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for civil legal services as part of the state's expenditure of funds from national opioid settlements, in order to aid with recovery from and prevention and mitigation of opioid addiction and the associated crisis.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/8/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Appropriations for legal services for economically disadvantaged Wisconsinites in civil matters (civil legal aid).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appropriations for legal services for economically disadvantaged Wisconsinites in civil matters (civil legal aid).

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/3/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$17,164.21
2021
July - December
$5,007.90
2022
January - June
$11,759.83
Total $33,931.94
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
21.00
2021
July - December
2.25
2022
January - June
3.00
Total 26.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
351.50
2021
July - December
119.25
2022
January - June
184.00
Total 654.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
50 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 27 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
50 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 27 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
100 %
2022
January - June
95 %
2022
July - December
Total 44 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures