Washington Law Review


Hilton Gardner


Some years ago the American Bar Association started a study of clients' security funds and appointed a committee known as the Committee on Clients and Security Funds. This committee of the State of Washington had frequently been asked just what is such a fund. Now a clients' security fund is a fund voluntarily established by the bar association for the purpose of reimbursing clients in those few instances in which a lawyer, while the attorney-client relationship existed, has misappropriated his clients' funds. The American Bar Association committee recommended the establishment of such funds by both state and local bar associations.

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