Colorado IOLTA Trust Account Resources

state iolta rules Jul 30, 2018

Colorado IOLTA account requirements are detailed in Rule 1.15 of The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.

Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation COLFAT


Administrative or firm funds are allowed in Colorado IOLTA accounts.

  • Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct 1.15 Safekeeping Property (g) “A lawyer may deposit funds reasonably sufficient to pay anticipated service charges or other fees for maintenance or operation of such account into trust accounts. Such funds shall be clearly identified in the lawyer’s records of the account.”
  • As a starting point, we suggest keeping at least $100 of firm funds even in low volume IOLTA accounts to cover bounced check fees.

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