Perhaps the most important responsibility that lawyers have is the collection, management and distribution of other people’s money. Learn how a modern law firm sets up and manages trust accounts, and how to best systematize trust account management using law firm software, on Wednesday, March 6, from noon to 1 p.m., at the MBA in Boston.
Even given the presence of specific trust accounting rules, many lawyers don’t manage their trust accounts correctly. But attorneys ignore IOLTA accounting requirements at their own risk. Mismanaging your trust accounting is the quickest path to bar discipline, in part, because it’s the most obvious possible ethics violation. It’s not a question of when and how you engaged a client; it’s a simple review of a series of financial transactions.
It’s considered a best practice to establish a system for managing your trust accounts and to reconcile those accounts at the required interval (every 60 days). In this program, you’ll learn about the advantages to incorporating a software system that can automate much of the trust accounting process for you. The program will also feature:
- A review of the types of funds that are subject to the trust accounting rules
- A review of the reconciliation requirements for trust accounts and how those can be converted to online processes
- A discussion of tricky IOLTA issues and how to resolve them
- A live trust accounting quiz
- A live software demo focused on trust accounting features
Click here to register.
This program is FREE for MBA members.