Closing a PracticeVital Information for those winding down a practice for themselves or others.
Whether you are considering how to wind down your law practice or you’ve been called upon to help close a practice for a colleague, we have resources to help make the process of closing a practice less daunting.
A Letter to Texas Attorneys Closing a Practice
Law practices are not immune from the unfortunate and unexpected events and accidents which occur in everyday life. An attorney’s illness, incapacity, or even suspension due to misconduct, can result in the temporary or permanent closure of a practice.
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Closing a Practice
Cessation of Attorney's Cessation of Practice
- Notice of Attorney's Cessation of Practice
- Assumption of Jurisdiction
- Hearing and Order on Application to Assume Jurisdiction
Disposition of Attorney IOLTA Accounts and Client Property
- Texas Estates Code Ch. 456 (Disbursement and Closing of Lawyer Trust and Escrow Accounts)
- Rule 1.14 of the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct (Safekeeping Property)
- Ethics Opinion 602 (Inability to Locate or Identify Owner of Funds)
- Rules Governing the Operation of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation
Disposition of Files
- Disposition of Files, In General: Ethics Opinion 627
- Screening of Criminal Case Files for Discovery from the Prosecution: Ethics Opinion 657
- Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art 39.14: Michael Morton Act
- Trade Secret and Proprietary Information: Northern District of Texas Misc. Order 62
- National Security Information
- Show Cause
- Order on Application
- Custodian's Report