Lawyer Trust Accounts training to be held in Lansing

The State Bar of Michigan (SBM) will present a “Lawyer Trust Accounts: Management Principles and Recordkeeping Resources” seminar from 1:30-4:15 p.m. on Feb. 19 in Rooms 1 and 2 at the SBM Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend St., Lansing.

This half-day seminar will feature presentations on how to ethically manage lawyer trust accounts, and effectively use forms, checklists and guidelines for recordkeeping. Open to lawyers and their staff; an excellent way to learn more about compliance with Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct 1.15 and 1.15A.

Participants will receive practical information and resources as well as materials prepared by the featured presenters: SBM Professional Standards Investigative Counsel Danon Goodrum-Garland, SBM Professional Standards Service Counsel Nkrumah Johnson-Wynn, and Attorney Grievance Commission Senior Associate Counsel Rhonda Pozehl.

The event agenda and registration form are available on the SBM website at http://www.michbar.org/trustaccounts.cfm. Fee is $50 for lawyers and $25 for non-lawyers. Payment and the completed registration form must be received by Feb. 14. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.

Participants can register online, fax the registration form, or mail it with a check or credit card payment to: State Bar of Michigan, ATTN: Finance Department, Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933-2012.

For more information contact Amy Emmons of SBM, 517-346-6416 or aemmons@mail.michbar.org.