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Trust Yourself: A Basic Guide to Using Trust Accounts for Legal Fees

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  • Description

    High volume practices, particularly those who accept smaller, flat fees for cases, will often choose to avoid depositing upfront fees into their trust accounts. Intended as a primer for newer practitioners, this CLE course will cover the basics if using trust accounts for legal fees and explain when and how unearned fees can be deposited into trust account when paid upfront. The course will explain the pros and cons of this practice and where to find additional rules and applicable information regarding legal fees and trust accounting.

  • Instructor Bio

    Kenneth Dobson

    Kenneth Craig Dobson is Of Counsel at Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal, LLC (an international law and ethics law firm), where he practices both immigration and ethics law. He has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Furman University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New England School of Law. During law school, he received CALI awards in both the Law and Ethics of Lawyering and International Business Transactions and served as Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of International and Comparative Law. He previously served as UPL Liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Georgia-Alabama Chapter and was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve as Chairperson of the District 1 UPL Committee for the State Bar of Georgia from 2014 to 2017. He is currently vice chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s National Ethics Committee. In October of 2017, he became one of the first National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches.