Trust Account Overdrafts

Under ELC 15.4, banks are required to report trust account overdrafts and checks presented against insufficient funds (whether or not paid) to the Washington State Bar Association. Lawyers are also required to notify the WSBA. 

If your trust account is overdrawn, or if a check is presented against insufficient funds, you must report the overdraft and provide a full explanation of the cause of the overdraft to:

Craig Bray
Disciplinary Counsel
1325 4th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539
206-239-2110

A trust account overdraft may result in a grievance investigation in accordance with ELC 5.3.