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SPOA Newsletter January 2021

The January 2021 issue of the SPOA Newsletter is posted here.

Open the economy, end the moratoriums. Read about opening up the economy soon so that service workers get reemployed and can pay their rents, allowing the eviction moratoriums to … Read More “SPOA Newsletter January 2021”

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Tenant right to counsel: Sounds nice. Destroys housing.

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Tenant right to counsel: A fast way to crush small landlords

 A major push is being made nationwide for a “right to counsel” for indigent tenants – in other words, free lawyers for poor tenants – along with a nationwide push for more taxpayer-funded “affordable housing.” These two government programs … Read More “Tenant right to counsel: A fast way to crush small landlords”

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What is IOLTA?

The hidden tax system that funds legal services

On a typical day, more than $5 billion sits in trust accounts opened by lawyers for their clients’ funds (for example, down payments on home purchases being held “in escrow”). That gigantic … Read More “What is IOLTA?”

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U.S. Supreme Court says ’no’ to IOLTA

A major victory.

In a major victory that could undercut funding for free lawyers for tenants, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the interest collected by attorneys on escrow accounts (called “IOLTA”) belongs to the attorneys’ clients, not … Read More “U.S. Supreme Court says ’no’ to IOLTA”

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