Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Law Office Accounting 101 (LOA 101)

  • 25 Apr 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Law Courts Center 150-840 Howe ST Vancouver BC V6Z 2L2
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Professional Development Course:

Law Office Accounting 101  (LOA 101)

Instructor: Aida Holmes, Office Administrator, Victory Square Law Offices and Dom Bautista, Executive Director with Law Courts Center

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. understand the difference between accounting and law firm accounting;
  2. understand the life cycle of a file;
  3. understand how to correctly open a client matter;
  4. understand how GST and PST are generally applied to legal services;
  5. understand the general concepts of trust accounting;
  6. understand the key principles of internal controls;
  7. understand how to correctly handle cash transactions;
  8. explain how to process Trust Assurance Funds;
  9. demonstrate how to correctly process time entries, disbursements and taxes;
  10. demonstrate how to apply trust funds to the invoice;
  11. demonstrate how to process a settlement;
  12. explain how to complete a file;
  13. understand how to correctly handle unclaimed trust funds;
  14. explain what the file retention and storage requirements are;
  15. demonstrate how to file a written report a Division 7 rule in writing to the Law Society of BC; and
  16. develop best practices to be compliance audit ready.

This 7 hour course focuses on professional responsibility, ethics, client care and relations.

CPD hours: 7.0
Ethics, professional responsibility, client care relations hours: 7.0

This full day course offers:

  • an interactive class providing hands-on practice in preparing documents;
  • time-saving tips on how to manage your documents;
  • a limit of 14 participants, to ensure optimum learning.

Single Seat Rate: $625

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