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Law Firms and QBO with Lynda Artesani & Sarah Prevost


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Learn how to do trust accounting, use LeanLaw and Clio with QuickBooks Online, and track financial performance for law offices.

Class Description

Bookkeeping for lawyers is a great niche, but it has its own set of “laws.” Clients’ retainers must be held in trust. Productivity is tracked by attorney. Expert witnesses must be paid. How do you use QuickBooks Online to track all that?


Trust Accounting is the workflow of setting aside your clients’ prepaid funds in a separate bank account to pay for the costs associated with their cases. Trust accounting isn’t just used by attorneys - you’ll also find it used in other industries including car dealerships, real estate companies, and travel agencies.


If a law firm's trust account is not managed properly, the attorney can be audited by the bar association or even worse - lose their license to practice.  Therefore, lawyers need to manage their records accurately, and it’s an essential skill set for bookkeepers.


Another consideration is software. A law office’s day-to-day operations are frequently managed using software solutions such as Clio and LeanLaw. The good news is that QBO integrates with these apps to create a streamlined end-to-end financial tracking system for compliance, business analysis, and tax reporting. We’ll look at the best practices for synchronizing your QuickBooks with Clio and LeanLaw.


Most firms also need to track cases and finances by partner. We’ll show you which QBO features make that possible!

What You’ll Learn 

  • The basics of trust accounting
  • LeanLaw setup and best practices
  • Clio best practices
  • Connecting the software to QBO
  • Using Classes and Tags to track activity by attorney

 

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Instructional Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Course Length

2 hours

Course Credits

2 CPE, Certificate of Completion

Field of Study

Accounting/Bookkeeping

Delivery Method

QAS/Self Study/Blended

Who should take this class?

  • Anyone that does bookkeeping for an attorney,
    or is looking to niche their firm to working exclusively with lawyers

 

 

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Course Updated: December 2021

Here is the course outline:

Download the Handout

Download your class handout here

pageText Download the handout here

What Need to Know to Work with Law Firms

Law is a great niche for bookkeepers. Let's talk about some of the issues and terminology you'll need to know to be successful.

pageText Introduction and Agenda
Biz View vs Accountant View
pageText Nuances of bookkeeping for lawyers
pageText Trust Accounting for Client Costs
pageText Client Costs
pageText Attorney Compensation Models
quiz The Nuances of Legal Accounting

Legal Technology

There are many software options available to keep track of business activity in law firms. QuickBooks Online is great for the bookkeeping. LeanLaw tracks partner compensation. Clio helps manage the cases and clients.

pageText Using QuickBooks Online for the Bookkeeping
pageText LeanLaw: Manage Your Trust Billing and Compensation
pageText LeanLaw: Setup
pageText LeanLaw: Billing Workflow
pageText LeanLaw: Reports
pageText Clio: Legal Practice Management, Setup
pageText Clio: Billing Workflow
pageText Clio: Accounts
pageText Clio: Dashboard and Communication
pageText Clio: Reports
quiz Legal Accounting Software

3-Way Bank Reconciliations & What's Next

The problem with Trust Accounting is that you need to make sure the Liabiility Accounts and Bank Accounts match. Here's how it works.

pageText 3-Way Bank Reconciliations
pageText Final Tips
pageText What's Next?

Quiz and CPE Credit

Take this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the material. Pass the quiz with an 80% or higher to complete the Course, earn your Certificate, and win points!

pieChart Complete this survey for a certificate
quiz How much did you learn?

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise CPE Certificate
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