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Trust Accounting and Recordkeeping Rules

· VIDEO: Attorney Trust Account and Record Keeping (.WMV)

      PLEASE NOTE: This video was produced in 1996 and does not refer to subsequent changes in Court Rules regarding Mandatory Written Letters of Engagement and Mandatory Fee Arbitration. Links to these Court Rules are found below. (Please be patient, this is a large download).


· A Practical Guide to Attorney Trust Accounts and Recordkeeping

· Know Your Escrow Rights - The Lawyers’ Edition

· Opinion 90 - Deposit of Client Funds to Savings Account.


· Opinion 554 - Participation in IOLA.


· Opinion 570 - Deposit of retainer; Ownership of funds; Interest earned on advance fees.


· Opinion 575 - Duty to deposit realty escrow into interest-bearing account.


· Opinion 582 - Retention of interest from settlement.


· Opinion 680 - Credit lines; Attorney exchange accounts.


· Opinion 693 - Use of signature stamp by paralegal.


· Opinion 737 - Issuing attorney escrow account check against undeposited/uncleared bank or certified check.


· Opinion 759 - ATM deposits to Special Accounts.


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