One thing that the bar is SUPER crazy strict about is definitely those pesky trust accounts. And as a law student, this is not something that we think about too often. We are told about the need for a trust accounts and taught a few little things about it. For instance, in Oregon, any interest earned off the accounts is paid into a fund that goes to legal aid.
For me, after the fiasco's I have had with my personal banking and customer service, I am definitely going with a local bank. I want to go be able to go to a bank when I have an issue and deal with someone face to face.
I was able to call the bar today and find out which bank pays the best interest rate off the trusts. I narrowed my choice down to two banks. Then from there, I networked out to other solo practitioner's asking their good and bad experiences with the banks. I think I have narrowed it down.
I am nervous, unsettled, excited, itching to get going..... all the dominoes are falling into place.