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Trust Accounts

Legal Ethics: US and England Compared

The perception of attorneys in the US is dismal. The perception of the legal profession in the US is unfortunately unfavorable in general. A 2007 Gallup Poll looking at “unfavorable attitudes” showed that only advertising executives (58% highly unfavorable) and lobbyists (42% highly unfavorable)...read more

How to Avoid the Legal Fee Suit Counterclaim

You finish a client matter. You believe you did good work and got a good result for your client. Then, as sometimes happens, you are forced to come to grips with the reality that this client has stopped making payments and now owes you quite a bit. It should go without saying that you deserve to be...read more

Using Special Needs Trusts to Provide Ongoing Financial Support for a Loved One

For those who care for someone with special needs, it is likely that they are also in charge of managing their financial support as well. In such cases, these care providers are typically concerned about both current care management, as well as ongoing care and  financial well-being after the care...read more

Top Tech Traps and How to Avoid Them-Live Webinar

Join ALPS for 2014 Top TECH Traps and How to Avoid Them, presented by ALPS Risk Manager, Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern This 1-hour seminar has been approved for credit in the following states: CO, DE, KS, ME, MI, MO, NE, NM, ND, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA,...read more

Remember, It's Not Your Money!

Theft of client property remains a serious concern for the legal profession, but trust account problems aren't just about rogue lawyers. The real problem is that far too often an attorney was less than diligent about maintaining proper and appropriate financial practices in the office and things...read more