ON DEMAND: MCLE: How to Avoid Trust Account Nightmares

Class recorded March 3, 2019.

A large proportion of State Bar disciplinary matters involve mishandling of client trust funds, with often dire consequences. This class will cover the surprisingly complex rules governing client trust account funds, and give you some best practices to avoid the nightmares you have heard about.

Class covers:

  • Common trust account errors
  • Resolution of fee disputes involving trust funds
  • Treatment of liens against trust funds
  • How the new Rules of Professional Conduct affect your trust fund responsibilities

Earn 1 hour participatory California Legal Ethics MCLE credit: After registration, a staff member will email you the course materials, an evaluation form, and your Certificate of Attendance (usually the next business day). Register first, then watch the recording to the end and answer the questions provided in the popup to verify your attendance.

Presented by Ellen A. Panksy and Art Barsegyan:

Ellen A. Pansky is the founding partner of Pansky Markle and a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law. She received the Kettlewell Legal Ethics Advisor Award in 2016, is an inaugural member and past President of the national Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, a member of the LACBA Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (Chair 1996-97), and previously served as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Art Barsegyan is an associate attorney at Pansky Markle with a practice focusing on legal ethics compliance, California State Bar discipline and admissions, and legal malpractice defense. He earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, during which time he assisted in the investigation and prosecution of attorneys as a law clerk in the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar of California. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Discipline Defense Counsel.

Registration fee: $25
Non-refundable payment.

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