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BBA Webinar: The Office of Bar Counsel Presents: Trust Account Training

Friday, October 23, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Description:

The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program using the instructions below at least twenty-four hours before the start of the program.

Join the Office of Bar Counsel for a one-hour webinar on trust account record keeping. The program will provide guidance for attorneys, paralegals, bookkeepers, or other law office support staff interested in receiving training on the requirements of Mass. R. Prof. C. 1.15, as revised effective July 1, 2015.

This program will provide participants with a detailed review of the records required to be maintained for IOLTA accounts and other trust accounts, including:

  •  How to maintain your IOLTA account check register and individual client ledgers in compliance with the rules
  •  How to complete the mandatory “three-way” reconciliation of your IOLTA account and produce the required reconciliation reports
  •  How to document the withdrawal of an earned fee from a trust account, including required notification and accountings to clients
  •  What transactions are prohibited, including writing checks payable to “cash” and using checks that are not prenumbered

The program is free, but advance registration is required. To register, please call the Office of Bar Counsel at (617) 728-8750 and ask for “trust account program registration” or email Tina Fernandes at t.fernandes@massbbo.org.

 

Contact:

Stiv Mucollari
smucollari@bostonbar.org

 

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