Ethics FAQs
Under Rule 1.15(h), as revised October 1, 2005, a lawyer who maintains a trust account must give the financial institution a written directive requiring the financial institution to report overdrafts on the trust account to the Commission on Lawyer Conduct. Has the Supreme Court issued a form to be used to comply with this requirement?
Answer: The Supreme Court has not promulgated a form. The Committee believes the following draft letters comply with the obligations set forth in the rule. These drafts are only suggestions; every lawyer bears personal responsibility for compliance with the rule.