February 13, 2017

New ABA book is a how-to guide for lawyers managing trust accounts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2017 – The American Bar Association Law Practice Division has published a new book, “Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers,  which is tailored to provide lawyers with the tips and tricks to make managing lawyer trust accounts understandable, accurate and compliant with ethics rules.

This practical how-to book will quickly guide lawyers from opening a trust account to properly using it and providing precise, timely accountings to clients. Author Sheila M. Blackford, an experienced practice management advisor, shares commonsense advice to help busy lawyers and their staff safely and sanely adopt best practices and avoid ethical violations.

Blackford has been a practice management adviser for the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund since 2005, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oregon School of Law, teaching Law Practice Management.

Title:                      “Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers”
Publisher:              ABA Publishing/Law Practice Division
Pages:                    164 pages
Product Code:        5110810
ISBN:                     9781-63425-739-8
Size:                      7 x 8.5
Binding:                 Paperback
Price:                     $44.95
Orders:                   800-285-2221 or ShopABA.org

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Rose Frommelt at Rose.Frommelt@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Rose Frommelt, ABA Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.