Managing Client Trust Accounts and Ensuring Compliance
Approved by The Florida Bar for 1.0 hour of General CLE credit including 1.0 hour of Ethics CLE credit.
During this session, our speakers are going to discuss the responsibilities that attorneys bear in relation to client trust accounts, especially in light of recent bank failures and the prevailing uncertainty within the financial sector. Additionally, our speakers will provide comprehensive insights on state bar regulations governing trust account practices.
Fintech entrepreneur and executive, Paul Garibian has spent nearly 20 years building innovative financial services platforms, growing revenue, and market share. Paul is Co-Founder and CEO of Nota (TrustNota.com), legal industry fintech that adds value through personalization, increased productivity, and decreases compliance risk. Built primarily for small law firms and solo attorneys, Nota helps simplify and personalize banking. Nota has experienced tremendous growth over the last four years as law firms have recognized the benefits of streamlined financial management solutions designed specifically for them. With demanding workplace conditions and restructured client relationships, Nota empowers legal professionals to simplify and automate stressful and time-consuming processes and scale their practices, so they can pass on real value to their clients and provide more legal representation to those in need.
Jordan Turk is a practicing attorney in Texas and is also the Legal Technology Advisor at Smokeball. Her family law expertise includes appeals, pre and postnuptial agreements, as well as complex property division and highly contentious custody cases. In addition, Jordan has given CLEs across the country on topics ranging from client relationships to proper trust account management. Jordan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Classics, History, and Religious Studies. She then went on to attend the University of Arkansas School of Law to earn her J.D. After almost four years of practice with a high-asset family law firm in Houston, Jordan discovered the world of legal technology which ultimately brought her to Smokeball. Jordan has authored and co-authored many articles that you can find in various state bar publications and around the internet. Passionate about giving back to her community, Jordan makes a point of taking pro bono cases whenever possible.
Jonathan Grabb is the Director the Ethics & Advertising Department (Ethics Counsel) for The Florida Bar. Before becoming the Ethics Counsel in November 2021, Jonathan served the
department for 8 years as an Assistant Ethics Counsel. Jonathan has fielded more than 20,000
calls on the ethics hotline, reviewed thousands of lawyer advertisements, and issued dozens of
staff opinions. Prior to his work with The Florida Bar, Jonathan served as a Senior Attorney for
the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Jonathan is a proud graduate of Florida State
University’s College of Law and when not at work, Jonathan visits his local rock-climbing gym
and dotes on his wife and two daughters.
Nota is an approved member benefit provider for The Florida Bar. To learn more about Nota and The Florida Bar member discount visit this LINK.
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