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Banking Solutions for Legal Professionals


NB|AZ offers the unique services that lawyers need for their personal and business success.  In addition to our banking services, NB|AZ will be hosting Continuing Legal Education programs on a variety of topics.  Do you have questions - NB|AZ has a dedicated employee who can answer IOLTA related questions as well as provide referrals to resources for your practice. We are available to help you attain your personal and professional financial success.

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses:


September 14:
Five Fun Facts About Fee Agreements - Prescott

September 20:
Avoiding Financial Errors In Divorce Settlement - Phoenix


Why NB|AZ?

  • The agreement between the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education and financial institutions allows the financial institution to keep 10% of the interest earned as their fee.  NB|AZ has made the decision to support the Foundation and contributes 100% of the interest earned.
  • NB|AZ IOLTA accounts include: unlimited transactions, no monthly service charge, digital images of your checks and 100% of the interest transferred to the Foundation.
  • Tracy Ward, formerly a Practice Management Advisor with the State Bar of Arizona, has joined the NB|AZ Executive Banking team.  She is available to answer questions about the IOLTA account.  This includes:  opening, closing, proper recordkeeping and what software is available to assist you.  She also has referral resources to help you run your practice smoothly.  Tracy can be reached at 602.212.8890 or Tracy.Ward@nbarizona.com.

  • Continuing Legal Education – yes that is right.  NB|AZ will be hosting CLE.  Topics will include:  IOLTA (basics, advanced, software and how to), website design, paperless office, tech tools for lawyers, practice management software, billing and accounting software, fraud prevention, and the nuts and bolts of starting a practice to name a few.  Also look for some specialty programs regarding Dementia Care Planning for Your Clients, Collaborative Law – What It Is, Who Does It and How to Get Trained and Photo Radar Ticket – Now What?

  • In 2015, National Bank of Arizona was one of the Arizona financial institutions that participated in the Arizona IOLTA (Interest On Lawyer Trust Accounts) banking program which remitted $486,844 in interest. The program assisted the Arizona Bar Foundation in supporting help to over 6,750 households with the legal issues that they so desperately needed. As many banking customers may have experienced here in Arizona, housing issues were the most sought after legal assistance with consumer and financial issues in second.


Previous CLE topics:

  • Going Paper-less, How Do You Get There from Here?
  • How Well Do YOU Know Your IOLTA and Cloud Solutions for your IOLTA and Practice
  • IOLTA 101
  • The Little Things: How Well Do YOU Know Your IOLTA
  • IOLTA Account, My 2 Cents
  • Cyber Security
  • Sticks & Stones: Shielding Your Practice from Ethics and Legal Malpractice Attack
  • To Do or Not to Do with Your IOLTA
  • Ethics and Practice of Law Update
  • Intervening in an Adult’s Life in Times of Need or Crisis
  • What is Collaborative Practice
  • Protect Your Data
  • Community Property Issues in Arizona
  • Data Breach Prevention and Compliance: Critical Training for Attorneys and Staff
  • Law Firms and Their Gold Mine
  • Tech Tools
  • Domestic Violence and Protective Orders - Where Law Meets Practice
  • Collaborative Law: Incorporating the Best Options for your Clients
  • Practicing Law with Less Paper
  • VA Disability Law - An Introduction
  • 5 Fun Facts about Fee Agreements
  • Ethics for Lawyers Using the Internet
  • Ethical Conduct and the Practice of Law


Year 2017’s First Annual CLE Marathon topics included:

  • ADR (Mediation and Arbitration)
  • Law Office Management & Technology
  • Ethics Hot Topics
  • MVD Hearings
  • Basics of Chapters 7 & 13 Bankruptcy
  • Simple Wills & Advanced Directives
  • Ethics Panel & Audience Exploration - Adults with Diminished Capacity Matters
  • Family Law
  • Nuts and Bolts of Litigation
  • New Ariz. R. Civ. P. & Civil Justice Reform Initiative
  • Business Startup Potpourri - Entity Selection - Tax Tips - Covenants - Not to Compete and Intellectual Property
  • Overview of the LGBT - Specific Legal Issues & Challenges
  • Collaborative Family Law Rule