These Leadership Banks are financial institutions that volunteer to provide increased interest, free of fees, for their Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA).
The State Bar recognizes the following financial institutions as Leadership Banks and encourages attorneys to consider one of these institutions when deciding where to deposit IOLTA funds in order to maximize their impact on civil legal aid across the state.
The financial institutions listed below do not participate in the Leadership Bank program but are eligible to hold IOLTA accounts under California Business and Professions Code section 6212.
1st Capital Bank1st Century Bank
A Alerus FinancialAmalgamated BankAmerican Business BankAmerican Continental BankAmerican Plus BankAmerican River BankAmerican Riviera BankAvidbankAxos Bank
BBAC Community BankBanc of CaliforniaBank Leumi USABank of AmericaBank of Feather RiverBank of GuamBank of HemetBank of HopeBank of MarinBank of San FranciscoBank of Santa ClaritaBank of Southern California*Bank of StocktonBank of the Orient*Bank of the SierraBank of the WestBank of WhittierBanner BankBBVA Compass BankBeacon Business BankBeneficial State BankBoston Private Bank and Trust CoBroadway Federal Bank
CC3bank National AssociationCalifornia Bank and TrustCalifornia Bank of CommerceCalifornia Business BankCalifornia Credit UnionCalifornia International BankCalifornia Pacific BankCalPrivate BankCalWest BankCentral Valley Community BankChase Bank*Chino Commercial BankCitibankCitizens Business BankCity National BankCoastHills Credit Union
C (continued)Columbia BankComerica BankCommerce Bank of WashingtonCommerceWest BankCommercial Bank of California*Commonwealth Business BankCommunity Bank of Santa MariaCommunity Bank of the BayCommunity First Credit UnionCommunity Valley BankCommunity West BankCornerstone Community BankCTBC Bank Corp (USA)*
DDesert Community Bank
EEast West BankEH National BankEl Dorado Savings BankEndeavor BankEsquire BankExchange Bank
FFarmers & Merchants Bank of Central CaliforniaFarmers & Merchants Bank of Long BeachFirst Bank*First Choice BankFirst Citizens Bank & Trust CompanyFirst Foundation BankFirst General BankFirst Northern BankFirst Republic BankFirst U.S. Community Credit UnionFirstBankFive Star BankFremont BankFresno First BankFriendly Hills Bank
GGBC International BankGolden Pacific BankGolden State BankGolden Valley Bank
HHanmi BankHeritage Bank of CommerceHomeStreet BankHSBC Bank USA, N.A.
I Idaho Trust BankIndustrial and Commercial Bank of China (USA)Infinity BankInternational City BankIsrael Discount Bank of New York
LLiberty BankLuther Burbank Savings
MMalaga BankManufacturers BankMeadows BankMechanics BankMega BankMerchants Bank of CommerceMeriwest Credit UnionMission BankMission National BankMission Valley BankMontecito Bank & TrustMonterey County BankMUFG Union Bank, N.A.Mutual of Omaha Bank
NNano Banc*Neighborhood National BankNew Omni Bank, N.A.*Noble Credit UnionNorthern California National BankNorthern Trust Company
OOak Valley Community BankOneWest BankOpen BankOpus Bank
PPacific Alliance BankPacific City BankPacific Enterprise BankPacific Mercantile BankPacific Premier BankPacific Valley BankPacific Western BankPartners Bank of California*Pinnacle Bank-CAPinnacle Bank-TN
P (continued)Plumas BankPoppy Bank*Preferred BankPremier Valley BankProvident Bank
RRadius Bank*Redwood Capital BankRiver City BankRiver Valley Community BankRoyal Business Bank
SSalal Credit UnionSanta Cruz County BankSavings Bank of Mendocino CountySeacoast Commerce BankShinhan Bank AmericaSignature Bank-ILSignature Bank-NYSilvergate BankState Bank of India (California)Summit BankSummit State BankSuncrest BankSunwest Bank
TTri Counties Bank
UU.S. BankUmpqua BankUnited Business BankUnited Security BankUniversal BankUS Metro Bank
VValley Republic BankVISIONBank
WWashington Federal BankWells Fargo Bank, N.A.*Westamerica BankWestern Alliance Bank
All of the financial institutions identified are eligible to hold IOLTA. For information about obtaining eligibility for a financial institution not included on the list, please call the Office of Access & Inclusion at 415-538-2252.
 The State Bar’s endorsement of Leadership Banks is limited to their IOLTA products in recognition of the tangible impact that the Leadership Bank program has on the provision of civil legal aid. We do not provide general endorsements of any financial institution or their other products.