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The Legal Ethics and Practice Program (LEAPP) is a collaborative effort between the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the Professional Responsibility Committee and CLE Division of the South Carolina Bar. LEAPP is a four-part program that is held multiple times each year.  

LEAPP Trust Account School is a half-day session (4 hours) addressing mandatory accounting and recordkeeping requirements for client trust accounts. Participants also explore hypotheticals based on actual disciplinary cases and discuss tools, techniques and law office policies that can help the practitioner effectively avoid mistakes, misappropriation and discipline. Participants work in small groups and conduct a monthly trust account reconciliation.  

Sabrina C. Todd, Esquire
Barbara M. Seymour, Esquire

8:30 a.m. Trust Account Management

Rule 417 – Recordkeeping
Good Funds Rule

9:30 a.m.  Avoiding Discipline
Detecting Misappropriation

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. The Reconciliation Process
Reviewing Bank Statements
Reconciliation Reports
Identifying Errors

12:45 p.m. Adjourn

All registrations must be pre-paid. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25 administrative fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to the CLE Registrar at registrar@scbar.org by 5 p.m., one week prior to the seminar. Cancellations will not be accepted within one week of seminar date. One-time transfers to seminars of like value or to the live webcast of the seminar (if available) will be accepted for a $25 administrative fee in lieu of cancellations within one week of seminar. Requests to transfer to the live webcast must be received by 1p.m. the day prior to the program. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.

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  • Columbia
    In-Person Seminar
    Bar Conference Center
    1501 Park Street , Columbia, SC 29201