Client Trust Accounting Handbook

The trust accounting handbook is a practical guide created to assist attorneys comply with recordkeeping standards for client trust accounts that went into effect Jan. 1, 1993. The handbook includes:

  • a copy of the standards and statutes relating to an attorney's trust accounting requirements,
  • a step-by-step description of how to maintain a client trust account; and
  •  sample forms.  


The handbook is currently only available online.

      Handbook on Client Trust Accounting for California Attorneys (pdf)