The fate of a proposed Bar rule amendment restructuring how The Florida Bar Foundation and legal aid agencies may expend IOTA funds now rests with the Florida Supreme Court after May 5 oral arguments.

Debate has been contentious over the recommendations to amend Bar Rule 5-1.1(g) from the Task Force on the Distribution of IOTA Funds, created by the court in late 2019 to look at the IOTA program. The rule governs how the Foundation collects and distributes IOTA funds.

Some of that discord came out in oral arguments.