Don’t Miss SBM’s Next Virtual Lawyer Trust Account Seminar

August 14, 2020

This week, the State Bar of Michigan presented its first virtual Lawyer Trust Account Seminar. The half-day ethics seminar covered everything from how to manage lawyer trust accounts, to how to comply with Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct 1.15 and 1.15A, to how to effectively use forms, checklists, and other recordkeeping resources.

Here’s what attendees had to say about it:

“As one who made a mistake, I appreciated a refresher and believe it was extremely organized and helpful to new, as well as experienced, practitioners.”
“I’d mandate it for attorneys at inception of practice and maybe a shorter version every 5 years.”
“Virtual programs are easier to take then schlepping out somewhere.”

The next virtual Lawyer Trust Account Seminar will be held Tuesday, October 27, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Register here by 5:00 p.m. on October 23.

The virtual seminar costs $50 for lawyers and $25 for other legal professionals, law students, and unlicensed graduates.

Participants will receive practical information as well as materials prepared by the presenters: SBM Professional Responsibility Programs Director Alecia Chandler and Attorney Grievance Commission Senior Associate Counsel Rhonda Pozehl.

For more information, contact the State Bar of Michigan ethics helpline at (877) 558-4760 or

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