LEO: Funds - Disbursement of Trust Funds  LE Op. 868


Funds - Disbursement of Trust Funds.


February 2, 1987


It is not improper for an attorney to distribute properly earned funds

from the trust account when the attorney has the client's permission and a

court order directing the attorney to distribute the funds as having been

earned, even when the funds were originally given to the attorney by the

father of the client who has neither given nor denied permission to

distribute. [ DR:2-108(D), DR:9-102(A)(2); EC:2-34]


Committee Opinion February 2, 1987