If your lawyer steals your escrow money…

…how can you recover it?

We know what can happen to a lawyer who steals a client’s money (bad things, disbarrment, prison, etc.). But what happens to the client and his/her money, at least if it’s escrow real property money?

Here’s your answer, from today’s New York Law Journal:

Lawyers’ Fund Most Often Covers Thefts From Escrow

Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal    |

The state Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection said in its annual report for 2014 that about one-third of the $6.1 million it paid out last year, or $1.97 million, went to clients whose lawyers stole real property escrow funds.


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