Louisiana Supreme Court Forbids Cash Withdrawals from Lawyer Trust Accounts

Effective January 6, 2010, the Louisiana Supreme Court amended Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15(f) to include the following language: “A lawyer shall not use any debit card or automated teller machine card to withdraw funds from a client trust account. On client trust accounts, cash withdrawals and checks made payable to “Cash” are prohibited.” Therefore, any withdrawal from a lawyer’s client trust accounts must now be made by check payable to a named payee.

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