RULES OF COURT
|IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT TO ELC 15.6-REGULATIONS-REGULATION 106-CONTENTS OF LAWYER TRUST ACCOUNT INFORMATION FORM||)
Now, therefore, it is hereby
(a) That the amendment as attached hereto is adopted.
(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9 (j)(1), the amendment will be published expeditiously and become effective publication.
DATED at Olympia, Washington this 8th day of July, 2009.
| Gerry L. Alexander, C. J.
| C. Johnson, J.
|| Owens, J.
| Madsen, J.
|| Fairhurst, J.
| Sanders, J.
|| J. M. Johnson, J.
| Chambers, J.
|| Stephens, J.
RULES FOR ENFORCEMENT OF LAWYER CONDUCT (ELC)
ELC 15.6: REGULATION 106
REGULATION 106. CONTENTS OF
ATTORNEY DECLARATION LAWYER TRUST ACCOUNT INFORMATION FORM
Annually, each active member must provide a trust account
information form prescribed by the Association by the date
specified by the Association.
In December of each year, the
Association shall mail to each active member, a written
questionnaire. The completed questionnaire shall be delivered
by the member to the Association on or before January 31 of
the following year. The questionnaire shall be comprised of
two parts. Parts One and Two shall be completed and signed by
each active member, provided that Part Two, in lieu of
completion and signing by each individual active member
practicing in a firm, may be completed and signed by an
authorized member of the firm on behalf of all attorneys
practicing in the firm. Part One and Part Two shall each be
separately signed and verified by the signer under penalty or
perjury and shall The information form shall be certified by
the member, in such a manner as the Association prescribes,
stating that the information is true and correct. The
Association may require disclosure of the following
information: Part One
(i) Name, current address and bar
telephone number of the
Whether the active member is in active private
(iii) If the answer to (ii) is no, whether the member is nonetheless engaged in any practice of the law
which involves or might involve the handling of client's funds or property.
(iv) Whether the member (or firm) maintains either an
IOLTA account or other client trust account(s)
bank account(s) within the state for the deposit of client
funds received in connection with representations undertaken
using the member's Washington license. of clients and a
recordkeeping system to record funds, securities and other
properties of clients coming into the member's (or firm's)
possession. (to be answered by all members unless the answers
to both (ii) and (iii) are "no").
a iii) The name of the bank(s) financial institution(s)
and branch(es) where client funds are held, and the account
numbers for each account. the separate identifiable bank
accounts are maintained as the depository (or depositories)
for client funds.
b) Whether the accounts identified in (a) are maintained
in the manner specified in RPC 1.14, and whether all clients'
funds to the extent required by PRC 1.14 are kept therein.
(c) Whether all funds, securities, and other properties of clients coming into the member's (or firm's) possession are held in the manner specified in RPC 1.14 and whether records in respect thereto are maintained in the manner specified in RPC 1.14.
Part Two may also require disclosure of the account numbers for each separate identifiable bank account maintained as a depository for client funds.
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above material occurred in the copy filed by the State Supreme Court and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.