Resuming on October 2, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and on the first Thursday of each month thereafter, the Office of Bar Counsel and the Mass and Boston Bar Associations are co sponsoring a free one-hour program 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, 2004.
This program will provide participants with a detailed review of the records required to be maintained for IOLTA accounts and other trust accounts. We will look at record-keeping “traps for the unwary,” including:
- How to maintain your IOLTA account check register and individual client ledgers, either manually or using accounting software, 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.”
Location: Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon St., Boston MA (subject to change)Please check back in August for upcoming training dates.
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