May 15, 2006 Regular News Practice Tips–Get the address right when cutting checks Get the address right when cutting checks Here’s a tip for personal injury attorneys and anyone else who writes checks from a trust account on behalf of clients: Take a minute before writing each check to call the payee to confirm the proper name and address to send the check.This simple phone call will help reduce the complaints from medical providers and others claiming they were never paid; you also won’t have the hassle of reissuing a new check and stopping payment on the old check. And, since the check goes immediately to the proper address, it will help reduce the late-cashing of checks that can put a glitch in your trust account reconciliation process. Practice Tips is a service of the Practice Management Advisors Committee of the ABA Law Practice Management Section. It is not intended as legal advice, nor is it an authorized legal ethics opinion binding on any state bar or law society. For additional information about PMA services in Florida contact The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) at (866) 730-2020.