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Trust Me: I’m a Lawyer: Handling Trust Accounts

Trust Me: I’m a Lawyer: Handling Trust Accounts

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Claude E. Ducloux, Board-Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, (and also licensed in CA and CO) and former Chair of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics present a 60 minute power point covering:

  • Why we use trust accounts;
    • The big five trust account misunderstandings;
    • Fiduciary duty and duty to preserve and safeguard client funds and property;
    • Qualified funds vs. non-qualified funds;
    • Required Records and ability to Audit;
    • Clear descriptions of what belongs (and doesn’t belong) in a trust account;
    • Proper distribution methods;
    • Co-mingling vs. safekeeping;
    • Duty of oversight;
    • Handling disputes, third-party claims and refunds;
    • Practical examples of trust fund disputes;
    • Survey of Disciplinary cases;
    • Running your office: Financial control;
    • Freelancing and sharing fees;
    • Proposed Forms and Contract terms;
    • Best Practices Checklist for your office.

Non-Member Price: $100.00
Published Date:
  • September 14, 2023
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VND81
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0