SURVEY OF LAWYERS' FUNDS FOR CLIENT PROTECTION

Introduction

The ABA Survey of Lawyers' Funds for Client Protection questionnaires were sent to administrators of client protection funds throughout the United States and Canada. The survey spans the years 2002-2004. Of the 51 questionnaires mailed to jurisdictions in the United States, 48 were returned for tabulation. North Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming are the only jurisdictions in the United States that did not respond to the survey questionnaire. The questionnaire is attached at the end of the survey.

The Survey consists of seven charts organized by jurisdiction. In some instances exact figures were not available. Therefore, approximate figures were provided. As the data contained in these charts was compiled from statistics reported to the ABA by the various jurisdictions, its accuracy is, therefore, dependent upon the reporting agencies. You may wish to contact a specific jurisdiction if you have further inquiries.

Questions about the Survey and how to contact specific jurisdictions should be addressed to John A. Holtaway, Client Protection Counsel, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, 321 North Clark Street, 15th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60610, (312) 988-5298 or John.Holtaway@americanbar.org. Requests for additional copies can be made by contacting the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221 and referencing product code # 2150010 or by ordering online.

Survey of Lawyers' Funds for Client Protection Results:  2002- 2004
(Note:  The following charts are in Excel.  The title of each chart is embedded in the header and will appear upon printing.)
Chart I Parts 1, 2 & 3Fund Authorization and Administration
Chart II Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8Fund Finances
Chart III Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4Claim Experience
Chart IV Parts 1 & 2Loss Experience
Chart V Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4Claim Procedures
Chart VIPublic Information
Chart VII Parts 1, 2 & 3Loss Prevention Programs/Electronic Communications

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