photos courtesy of Richard K. Herrmann.
Welcome to the website of the Delaware Bar Foundation.
The Delaware Bar Foundation’s mission is to improve the administration of justice in Delaware by:
• Providing legal services for the poor
• Promoting study and research in the field of law
• Fostering knowledge of citizenship rights and responsibilities
• Enhancing public respect for the rule of law
The Delaware Bar Foundation celebrated its 30th Anniversary at a cocktail reception in November 2011. To help mark the occasion, the Foundation Board honored all of its donors, listed on the Donor Recognition Page. In addition, the Foundation recognized and thanked its 5 Prime Partner Banks, First Shore Federal Bank, Futon Bank, MidCoast Community Bank, M&T Bank and TD Bank. Prime Partner Banks pay a premium rate of interest on IOLTA accounts in Delaware.
In FY2012, IOLTA accounts maintained by Delaware lawyers at these 5 banks contributed $654,957 to the IOLTA Program – funds that are distributed by the Foundation, with the approval of the Supreme Court, to Delaware’s 3 legal services agencies – Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc. and Legal Service Corporation of Delaware, Inc. The Foundation is grateful to these banks for being leaders in support of Access to Justice in Delaware.