K.  Completed Matters

You’ve completed the matter for your client, and now just need to do the final steps before you can close the file and store it. As part of your closing procedures you should:

  • ensure that you have reported to your client by sending a letter, returning any original client documents, reminding the client of any future important deadlines or matters the client must watch for, and include at that time your final statement of account;
  • disburse all remaining trust money for the matter to the appropriate parties on a timely basis; and
  • place a copy of the client trust ledger on the file when it is closed [Rule 5-54(1)(b)].