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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 is a comprehensive exploration of the fundamentals of legal ethics designed for lawyers and other legal professionals at any career stage. The faculty includes knowledgeable and experienced members of the Bar who deal with various aspects of lawyer discipline cases and matters involving ethics, professionalism, and legal malpractice.

LEAPP Trust Account School is a half-day session (4.5 hours) covering mandatory accounting and recordkeeping requirements for client trust accounts.  Participants and faculty discuss tools, techniques, and law office policies that can help the practitioner effectively avoid mistakes, misappropriation, and discipline. At the end of the program, participants have the opportunity to work through a monthly trust account reconciliation to test their knowledge. 
This seminar is an (intermediate to advanced) level program.

Lead by: Barbara M. Seymour and Sabrina Todd
9:00 a.m.
Trust Account Management
Rule 417 – Recordkeeping
Good Funds Rule

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Avoiding Discipline
Detecting Misappropriation

12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m.  The Reconciliation Process
Reviewing Bank Statements
Reconciliation Reports
Identifying Errors

2:45 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 web cast 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 web cast must be received by 1p.m. the day prior to the program. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.

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