FLORIDA BAR ETHICS OPINION
July 8, 1964
Advisory ethics opinions are not binding.
It is proper for a law firm office manager to draw checks for the firm on the trust accounts of
clients upon proper authorization from the attorney responsible for the case and for such manager
to draw checks upon the firm account.
Chairman Smith stated the opinion of the committee:
The Committee unanimously agrees there is no ethical impropriety in a law firm office
manager, who is not a lawyer, drawing checks for the firm on the trust accounts of clients upon
proper authorization or voucher from the attorney responsible for the case. Likewise, it is proper
in our opinion for the manager to draw checks upon the firm account when authorized to do so.
Bonding the manager, as contemplated, adds to the propriety of both measures.