ABA Model Rules on Client Trust Account Records - Rule 2 Client Trust Account Safeguards

Rule 2: Client Trust Account Safeguards

With respect to client trust accounts required by [Rule 1.15 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct]:

(a) only a lawyer admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction or a person under the direct supervision of the lawyer shall be an authorized signatory or authorize transfers from a client trust account;

(b) receipts shall be deposited intact and records of deposit should be sufficiently detailed to identify each item; and

(c) withdrawals shall be made only by check payable to a named payee and not to cash, or by authorized electronic transfer.

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