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Establishing and Maintaining Your Client Trust Account

Credit(s): 0.75 CLE Credits
0.75 Ethics Credits
Course Number: DL-753
Original Program Date: July 23, 2013
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    Please join Barbara Seymour, Deputy Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina for this important and informative seminar discussing the mismanagement of client funds.  It is also an introduction on the investigation of ethical obligations when opening a trust account and the important steps to take when receiving and distributing funds.  This program will review the Supreme Court rules regarding trust accounts:


    • Rule 1.15 - South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 407, SCACR

    • Rule 417 - South Carolina Appellate Court Rules

    0.75 CLE Credits
    0.75 Ethics Credits  

    Barbara M. Seymour, Deputy Disciplinary Counsel

    Barbara Seymour is the Deputy Disciplinary Counsel to the Supreme Court of South Carolina where she investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against lawyers. In 1990, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Management and Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1993. Barbara worked as a trial lawyer from 1993 to 2000. She served as an adjunct instructor in the Professional Legal Assistants Program at Converse College and currently teaches as an adjunct in the Paralegal Degree Program at Midlands Technical College. Her courses have included Civil Litigation, Legal Research and Writing, Business Law, Torts, Ethics, and Law Office Management. Barbara is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the Georgia Bar (inactive), and the National Organization of Bar Counsel. She currently serves on the Law Related Education Committee and the Professional Responsibility Committee at the South Carolina Bar. Barbara was named the 2006 Law Related Education Lawyer of the Year. She is a Fellow of the National Institute for the Teaching of Ethics and Professionalism. Barbara is the creator and coordinator of the Legal Ethics and Practice Program (LEAPP), which includes ethics, advertising, and trust account schools, sponsored by the Supreme Court and the South Carolina Bar.

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