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Opinions on Trust Account References

Ethics opinions from the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committees on Professional and Judicial Ethics concerning a lawyer's duty in safekeeping a client's property.


    R-7 Trust Account Handling
    R-21 Management of Trust Accounts and Overdraft Notification Rule
    RI-38 Disbursements Ready for Missing Client
    RI-58 Handling Retainer from Missing Prospective Client
    RI-61 Resolving Dispute over Funds
    RI-64 Apportioning Trust Account Interest
    RI-65 Using Excess Trust Funds as Client Surety
    RI-67 Conversion of Unclaimed Client Funds
    RI-69 Deposit of Retainers and Fixed Fees
    RI-70 Multistate Practice and Trust Accounts
    RI-71 Insured Accounts
    RI-92 Duties of Law Firm Associates
    RI-93 Duty to Establish Trust Account
    RI-107 Bank Account Signatories
    RI-189 Clearing Proceeds Through Trust Account
    RI-222 Disbursement Unnegotiated by Client
    RI-224 Accounting to Referring Lawyer
    RI-303 Court Awarded Sanctions and/or Attorney Fees
    Prosecutor Holding Victim Restitution Funds
    RI-344 Use of Credit Cards for Payment of Fees

Other References

Notice to Lawyers:
State Bar of Michigan ethics opinions are advisory and non-binding in nature. This index is a complete historical catalog. Some of the listed ethics opinions, though not expressly superseded in subsequent ethics opinions, may be nonetheless outmoded or no longer sound due to subsequent changes in case law, statutes, or court rules. Practitioners are urged to thoroughly research all sources to determine the current validity of any given ethics opinion.



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