State Bar program to explore Lawyer Trust Accounts, June 28

The State Bar of Michigan will present "Lawyer Trust Accounts: Management Principles and Recordkeeping Resources" from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 28, in Room 145 at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located at 2630 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills.

The half-day seminar will feature presentations on how to ethically manage lawyer trust accounts and effectively use forms, checklists, and guidelines to perform recordkeeping responsibilities. The seminar is open to lawyers and their staff, and provides an excellent opportunity for lawyers to receive practical information and resources to ensure compliance with Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct 1.15 and 1.15A. The seminar agenda is available online at

Participants will also receive written materials prepared by the featured presenters: SBM Professional Standards Investigative Counsel Danon Goodrum-Garland, SBM Professional Standards Service Counsel Nkrumah Johnson-Wynn, Attorney Grievance Commission Senior Associate Counsel Rhonda Pozehl, and SBM Practice Management Advisor JoAnn Hathaway.

The registration fee is $50 for lawyers and $25 for non-lawyers. Payment and the completed registration form must be received by Friday, June 24. No "walk-in" registrations will be accepted. Participants can register online, fax the registration form to (517) 346-6365, or mail it with a check or credit card payment to: Lawyer Trust Accounts: Management Principles and Recordkeeping Resources, State Bar of Michigan, ATTN: Finance Department, Michael Franck Building, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing, 48933-2012.

For additional information, contact Amy Emmons with the State Bar of Michigan Professional Standards Division at (517) 346-6416 or via e-mail at

Published: Wed, Jun 15, 2011