21 CRR-NY 7000.10NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 21. MISCELLANEOUS
CHAPTER LXIX. INTEREST ON LAWYER ACCOUNT FUND
PART 7000. TRUSTEES' REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES
21 CRR-NY 7000.10
21 CRR-NY 7000.10
7000.10 Eligible banking institutions.
With respect to IOLA accounts, eligible banking institutions that choose to offer, establish, accept or maintain IOLA accounts:
(a) shall have no duty to inquire or determine whether deposits consist of qualified funds;
(b) shall charge only equitable service charges or fees against the interest earned on IOLA accounts which shall not be greater than it imposes on similar accounts maintained at the institution and shall be limited to per check charges, per deposit charges, monthly maintenance fees, a fee in lieu of a minimum balance, federal deposit insurance fees, or a service charge for the preparation and issuance of reports required by this section, as approved by the trustees of the fund. All other fees for special services requested by the account-holder are the responsibility of, and may be charged to, the lawyer or law firm maintaining the IOLA account;
(c) may elect to waive any charges or fees on IOLA accounts;
(d) shall remit at least quarterly any interest earned on IOLA accounts to the IOLA fund, after deduction of equitable service charges or fees, if any;
(e) shall not take any equitable service charges or fees in excess of the interest or dividends earned on an IOLA account for any month or quarter from interest or dividends earned on another IOLA account or from the principal of the account and such charges or fees in excess of the interest or dividends earned on an IOLA account may be carried over to the next remitting periods and deducted from interest or dividends earned in such account;
(f) shall transmit to the IOLA fund with each remittance a report that shall identify each lawyer or law firm for whom the remittance is sent, the amount of remittance attributable to each IOLA account, the rate and type of interest or dividends applied, the amount of interest or dividends earned, the amount and type of fees deducted, if any, and the average balance for each IOLA account for the period in which the report is made;
(g) shall transmit to each attorney or law firm who maintains an IOLA account a report in accordance with the normal procedures for reporting to its depositors;
(h) shall have no liability for any claims by any person or entity for payments from an IOLA account to or upon the order of the attorney or law firm maintaining the account;
(i) shall have no liability for any claims by any person or entity for any remittance of interest to the IOLA fund pursuant to the provisions of section 97-v of the State Finance Law; and
(j) shall not be subject to any action solely by reason of its opening, offering or maintaining an IOLA account, accepting any funds for deposit to any such accounts or remitting any interest to the IOLA fund. If in the sole discretion of the board of trustees of the IOLA fund, a banking institution has, because of a mistake of fact, error in calculation or erroneous interpretation of section 97-v of the State Finance Law, section 497 of the Judiciary Law or of this Part, remitted to the IOLA fund any moneys not required by such provision to be remitted, the board of trustees shall refund such moneys upon application of any aggrieved party. Any such refund shall be paid from the IOLA fund without interest and without the deduction of any service charge and shall constitute a full satisfaction and discharge of any claim for such refund.
21 CRR-NY 7000.10
Current through March 15, 2020
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