FAQ

What is the minimum account balance required to maintain a trust account?
The Florida Bar does not require a minimum balance on your Trust account.  That is something that your bank may require.    At the end of the firs...
Tue, May 5, 2015 at 3:54 PM
Am I required to participate in the IOTA Program?
Am I required to participate in the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program? Florida Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert answers freque...
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:05 AM
Do I have to have trust accounts?
Do I have to have trust accounts? Florida Bar President Gregory Coleman answers frequently asked questions for Bar members about running a...
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Where can I find Florida Associate Lawyer Salaries?
Question:   Where can I find Florida Associate Lawyer Salaries?   Answer:   It’s best to narrow the search. For example:   · Fo...
Mon, May 16, 2016 at 4:20 PM
I have a client who will not pay. What do I do?
The below answer is pulled from a 2012 The Florida Bar News article titled “How to handle lawyer-client fee disputes” written by Jeffrey M. Hazen, Assi...
Thu, May 19, 2016 at 3:02 PM
Copying Costs. May I bill the client? If so, how much?
Questions:   Can I bill copying costs to the client? If so, what is the maximum amount I can charge per page for copying?   Answers:   ...
Mon, May 16, 2016 at 4:23 PM
I have IOTA funds for a client I can't reach -- what's next step?
I am holding in my trust account settlement proceeds belonging to a client and I do not have a current address or contact information. What must I do with t...
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:06 AM
Does PRI have the forms to have a resigning attorney surrender their shares?
Question:   Does the Practice Resource Institute (PRI) have a form to have another attorney who's leaving the firm sign to surrender their sh...
Mon, May 16, 2016 at 4:23 PM
How can I balance the financial aspects of the practice when the practices are not compatible and the new attorney’s overhead is extremely high?
Question: How can I balance the financial aspects of the practice when the practices are not compatible and the new attorney’s overhead is extrem...
Mon, May 16, 2016 at 4:24 PM
May I charge interest on past due accounts?
May I charge interest on past due accounts? Florida Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert answers frequently asked questions about ethical ...
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 11:08 AM