Prime Partners Program

The Prime Partners Program offers financial institutions an exciting opportunity to be recognized for commitment to improving access to justice for low-income Ohioans. The Program highlights financial institutions demonstrating a commitment to civil legal services by paying a premium rate on IOLTA and IOTA accounts; by providing volunteers to legal aid societies, including board members; by donating resources to legal aid clinics or other community activities; and by any other effort which promotes access to justice in Ohio.

American Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Key Bank, PNC and U.S. Bank are the Foundation's 2013 Prime Partner financial institutions.

Prime Partner financial institutions have met the Foundation's criteria for charitable giving, employee involvement, and corporate support for Ohio's legal aid societies.

The selected financial institutions also offer IOLTA and IOTA accounts- lawyer and title agent trust accounts - with rates and terms above the minimums required to establish the accounts.

"We are extremely proud to showcase the community commitment of our Prime Partner institutions," said Angela M. Lloyd, Executive Director. "With the resources of Ohio's legal aid programs stretched beyond capacity, it is gratifying to see these institutions recognizing the great need of families, seniors, and veterans in their communities, and their dedication to helping address that need."

Prime Partner financial institutions were promoted by the Foundation to members of the Ohio State Bar Association at the Association's 2013 Annual Meeting and Convention. In addition, Prime Partner financial institutions are regularly promoted on the Ohio State Bar Association and Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation websites, as well as in print materials circulated to the legal community.

To download a copy of the Prime Partner Program informational flyer, Click Here