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The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the
Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section present
Are You (or Should You Be) Worried About Your Firm’s Trust Accounts? What You Need to Know to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live Audio Webcast: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Course No. 1742R


Did you read The Florida Bar vs. Rousso? Do you know what this case is about and its implications? Do you know of the serious penalties that you as an attorney and your law firm face for failing to properly operate and monitor your law firm’s trust accounts and accounting personnel? Do you know what your duties are? Are you willing to run the risk of disbarment for failing to comply? The answer to the first 4 questions should be yes, and the last answer should be no (of course). It is imperative that all attorneys understand the legal and ethical implications involving the operation of law firm trust accounts, and this recent case and various others highlight the tremendous importance of this issue. Join Peggy Williams and Jim Robbins as they present “Are You (or Should You Be) Worried About Your Firm’s Trust Accounts? What You Need to Know to Get a Good Night’s Sleep” on Wednesday, June 12th from 12:00-1:00 EDT. They will discuss the ethical rules involving the handling of trust funds, what can and cannot be properly done, the lessons learned from Rousso and other cases, and the need for proper supervision of law firm employees who handle trust monies or have responsibility for firm accounting.



12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT


Are You (or Should You Be) Worried About Your Firm’s Trust Accounts? What You Need to Know to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Speakers:

R. James Robbins, Jr.
Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa


and

Margaret A. (Peggy ) Williams
Attorneys' Title Fund Services, Orlando

Did you read The Florida Bar vs. Rousso? Do you know what this case is about and its implications? Do you know of the serious penalties that you as an attorney and your law firm face for failing to properly operate and monitor your law firm’s trust accounts and accounting personnel? Do you know what your duties are? Are you willing to run the risk of disbarment for failing to comply? The answer to the first 4 questions should be yes, and the last answer should be no (of course). It is imperative that all attorneys understand the legal and ethical implications involving the operation of law firm trust accounts, and this recent case and various others highlight the tremendous importance of this issue. Join Peggy Williams and Jim Robbins as they present “Are You (or Should You Be) Worried About Your Firm’s Trust Accounts? What You Need to Know to Get a Good Night’s Sleep” on Wednesday, June 12th from 12:00-1:00 EDT. They will discuss the ethical rules involving the handling of trust funds, what can and cannot be properly done, the lessons learned from Rousso and other cases, and the need for proper supervision of law firm employees who handle trust monies or have responsibility for firm accounting.



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