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Oregon State Bar-Keep Your Hands Out of the Client's Cookie Jar

Upcoming Webcasts

Keep Your Hands Out of the Client's Cookie Jar

Avoiding Trust Accounting Violations (1 hour of Ethics)

Jul 24, 2024
10:00 am- 11:00 am PT
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One of the fundamental principles of legal ethics can be summed up as: "Keep your hands off the money." And while this is a gross oversimplification of the legal ethics rules, it is true that this breach of fiduciary trust is among the gravest transgressions that a lawyer can make. Moreover, as it are often amongst the most heavily-punished violations, it often start a cascading effect of rule-breaking as lawyers desperately attempt to avoid detection. As a result, it never hurts to review this all-important ethical limitation on lawyer conduct.
In this laugh-out-loud funny webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter will go through the ins and outs of avoiding trust account violations, specifically as it applies to:

  • Stealing (and "borrowing") client funds
  • Retaining funds that rightfully belong to others
  • Using undue influence to inherit client wealth
  • Diverting fees from one's law partners
  • Premature withdrawal of earned fees
This program is eligible for 1 hour of Ethics in OR.

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  • Android OS version 4.0 or higher

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