Trust Accounting Essentials

  • Author/Instructor:  Gina Hendryx and Julie Bays

Trust Accounting Essentials   The need to handle with scrupulous care funds entrusted to a lawyer by a client or third person should be self-evident. Nonetheless, there are cases where practicing lawyers, either inadvertently or intentionally, mishandle trust funds, subjecting clients and third persons to the risk of economic hardship and undermining public confidence in the legal profession. The purpose of this is course is threefold: (1) to describe the rules for handling trust funds and property; (2) to discuss relatively recent changes to the handling of fees and trust transactions; and (3) to provide practical guidance on how to use both print and electronic tools to produce client and general ledgers and to perform proper three-way reconciliation of trust funds accounts.   1:30 p.m.        Rules for Handling Trust Funds and Property Gina Hendryx, OBA General Counsel   2:20  p.m.       Documenting Trust Transactions & Preparing Ledgers – In Print & Electronically (Scenario Completion) Julie Bays, OBA/MAP Practice Managemnet Advisor    3:10 p.m.        Break   3:20 p.m.        Essential Features of Electronic Tools for Trust Fund Accounting Julie Bays, OBA/MAP Practice Managemnet Advisor    4:10 p.m. Adjourn   Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials. 

  • On-Demand
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  • 12/31/24
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