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Legal Ethics and Practice Program (LEAPP) - Trust Account School
presented by the
South Carolina Bar-Continuing Legal Education Division

New Seminar Date:
Wednesday, Febraury 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
*Please note* the seminar will be held at Nelson Mullins, Columbia office, 17th FL (ABC Conference Room).


 
 

 
About the Seminar
This program qualifies for 4.0 MCLE credit hours, including 4.0 LEPR credit hours
 
The Legal Ethics and Practice Program (LEAPP) is a collaborative effort between the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the Professional Responsibility Committee and CLE Division of the South Carolina Bar. LEAPP is a four-part program that is held two times each year, in February and September LEAPP Trust Account School is a half-day session (4 hours) addressing mandatory accounting and recordkeeping requirements for client trust accounts. Participants also explore hypotheticals based on actual disciplinary cases and discuss tools, techniques, and law office policies that can help the practitioner effectively avoid mistakes, misappropriation and discipline. Participants will work in small groups and conduct a monthly trust account reconciliation. 

 

Trust Account School Agenda
Sabrina C. Todd
  
 
8:30 a.m.         Trust Account Management
                              Rule 417 – Recordkeeping
                              Good Funds Rule

9:30 a.m.         Avoiding Discipline
                              Commingling
                              Detecting Misappropriation

10:30 a.m.       Break
 
10:40 a.m.       The Reconciliation Process
                               Reviewing Bank Statements
                               Reconciliation Reports
                               Identifying Errors

12:40 p.m.       Adjourn