Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Law Office Accounting 101 (LOA 101)

  • 10 Apr 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Law Courts Center 150-840 Howe ST Vancouver BC V6Z 2L2
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  • This rate applies to the those sending more than one person from their firm for this course. To avail of this rate, all delegates must register on the same date. Support staff from the same firm can register by going here:

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Professional Development Course:

Law Office Accounting 101  (LOA 101)

Instructor: Lisa Ezaki, CGA Accounting Supervisor, Miller Thomson and Dom Bautista, Executive Director with Law Courts Center

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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 16 participants, to ensure optimum learning.

Single Seat Rate: $548.80

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