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Burning Questions on IOLTAs [LGE 118]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

Release Date: 06/23/2020

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We've been scouring the internet to figure out what lawyers are asking about, and it turns out IOLTAs are a hot topic. In this episode, Megan answers some burning questions about IOLTAs, including:

  • Can a firm have an IOLTA?
  • Can a lawyer have more than one IOLTA?
  • Can an IOLTA be used to send and receive wires?
  • How does an attorney handle a check made out to their IOLTA and the client jointly?

She also answers our first listener audio question about reviews and donating to charity.

Resources Mentioned:
Article Megan mentioned referencing ethics opinions in multiple states

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