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Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2017: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know

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Follow the money.  Whether you’re about to start the due diligence process in an M&A deal or you’re investigating an accounting fraud, knowing key accounting concepts will help you in legal matters like these where accounting lies at the heart of the issue.  So when you’re poring over financial statements and "following the money," looking for that crucial piece of information for your transaction or investigation, knowing some basic accounting concepts can give you a broader understanding of those legal issues before you. 

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers features introductory accounting lessons designed for the non-accountant attorney, drawing from real-world examples of the legal and accounting crossroads that many lawyers in the audience have encountered or soon will.  You will learn about various financial statements and how to decode them, including the balance sheet, statement of cash flows, income statement and notes to the financial statements.  The program will also include topics on accounting fraud, damages calculation, related regulatory trends and legal ethics, giving you a comprehensive look at common areas where accounting and law meet.

You will learn:

  • The Accounting Cycle and Understanding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
  • How to review various financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows and financial statement notes
  • Spotting accounting fraud, learning damages calculation
  • Forensic Investigations and working with financial experts
  • Relevant regulatory trends and enforcement actions
  • Ethics for accountants and lawyers

Attorneys and compliance professionals involved in practice areas where accounting concepts arise should find this program helpful.  In-house and external counsel, working with financial information related to ongoing business activities, litigation and transactions may find the lessons taught in this program useful. 

Lecture Topics [Total time 11:02:36]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.

  • Introduction* [00:09:44]
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., Colleen Vallen
  • The Accounting Cycle and Comparative Accounting: GAAP, IFRS and Accounting Frameworks [01:00:59]
    Karen Kincaid Balmer, Colleen Vallen, John J. Molenda, Ph.D.
  • Anatomy of the Balance Sheet [01:30:21]
    John J. Molenda, Ph.D., Karen Kincaid Balmer, Colleen Vallen
  • Physiology of the Income Statement [01:32:10]
    Kenneth G. Yormark
  • Insights from the Statement of Cash Flows [01:30:24]
    T.C. Fleming, John J. Molenda, Ph.D.
  • Notes to the Financial Statements [01:00:10]
    Matthew B. Greenblatt, John J. Carney
  • Regulatory and Enforcement Trends and Update [00:59:04]
    Alexander M. Vasilescu, Tracy Richelle High
  • Accounting Fraud, Damages Calculation and Forensic Investigations [01:48:53]
    Karen Kincaid Balmer, Colleen Vallen
  • Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys [01:30:51]
    T.C. Fleming, John J. Molenda, Ph.D.

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Balance Sheet
    Karen Kincaid Balmer, Colleen S. Vallen
  • GAAP, IFRS & GAAS Outline
    Karen Kincaid Balmer, Colleen S. Vallen
  • Technical Update Memorandum Q1-2016 (April 5, 2016)
    Sharon Selleck
  • Technical Update Memorandum Q2-2016 (July 7, 2016)
    Sharon Selleck
  • Technical Update Memorandum Q3–Q4-2016 (December 30, 2016)
    Sharon Selleck
  • Comparative Accounting Landscape (PowerPoint slides)
    Chetan Joshi
  • Notes to the Financial Statements (PowerPoint slides)
    Chetan Joshi
  • Microsoft Annual Report 2015
    Chetan Joshi
  • General Electric Annual Report 2015
    Chetan Joshi
  • The Balance Sheet
    Lawrence M. Cirelli
  • Tracy Richelle High and Tabitha Ferrer, Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Involving Accounting Gatekeepers & Appendix
    Tracy Richelle High
  • Fraud and Damages Presentation Outline
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Fraud: Protect Your Business & Client
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Financial Documentation and Investigations
    Colleen S. Vallen
  • Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story
    Chetan Joshi
  • Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Annual Report 2015
    Mary F. Andreoni
  • Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct Rule 1.15: Safekeeping Property
    Mary F. Andreoni
  • Outline—Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Lawyers and Related Accounting Issues
    Mary F. Andreoni

Presentation Material


  • GAAP, IFRS & GAAS
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Anatomy of the Balance Sheet
    Karen Kincaid Balmer, Colleen Vallen
  • The Basics of The Income Statement
    Kenneth G. Yormark
  • Statement of Cash Flows and Related Accounting Topics
    T.C. Fleming, John J. Molenda, Ph.D.
  • Notes to the Financial Statements
    John J. Carney, Matthew B. Greenblatt
  • Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Involving Accounting Gatekeepers
    Tracy Richelle High
  • Regulatory and Enforcement Trends and Update
    Alexander M. Vasilescu
  • Financial Documentation Used in Accounting Fraud Investigations and Damage Calculations
    Karen Kincaid Balmer, Colleen Vallen
  • The Ethical Implications of Attorney Collaborations with Accounting Experts
    T.C. Fleming, John J. Molenda, Ph.D.
Co-Chair(s)
John J. Molenda, Ph.D. ~ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Colleen Vallen ~ Partner, Citrin Cooperman
Speaker(s)
John J. Carney ~ Baker & Hostetler LLP
T.C. Fleming ~ Chief Financial Officer, 1010data, Inc.
Matthew B. Greenblatt ~ FTI Consulting, Inc.
Tracy Richelle High ~ Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Karen Kincaid Balmer ~ Kincaid Consulting, LLC
Alexander M. Vasilescu ~ Regional Trial Counsel/Trial Unit Chief, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Regional Office
Kenneth Yormark ~ K2 Intelligence
General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.

PLI’s live and on-demand webcasts are single-user license products intended for an individual registrant only. Credit will be issued only to the individual registered.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for Arkansas CLE credit.

California:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period, no more than 6 of which may be audio-only.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

Iowa:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “unmoderated” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of unmoderated programs per reporting period.

Kansas:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “prerecorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of prerecorded programs per reporting period.

Kentucky:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “non-live” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 non-live credits per reporting period.

Louisiana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5.5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Minnesota:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 on-demand credits per reporting period.

Mississippi:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Montana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Nebraska:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via self-study programs.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New Jersey:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional on-demand web programs can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Only professional practice and law practice management credits may be earned via transitional on-demand web programs. Ethics and skills credits may not be earned via on-demand web programs.

North Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

North Dakota:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Ohio:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online, on-demand programs per reporting period.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “non-traditional” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of non-traditional programs per reporting period.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 3 on-demand credits per reporting period.

South Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 10 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “pre-recorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of pre-recorded programs per reporting period.

Washington:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “A/V” credit. Attorneys are limited to 22.5 credits of A/V programs per reporting period.

West Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “repeated, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of repeated, on-demand programs per reporting period. No ethics credits can be earned via on-demand web programs.

Wyoming:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not eligible for CPD-BC credit unless viewed with at least one other attorney or an articled student. In this case, the credit must be recorded as a “study group.”

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “recorded” credit. If viewed without a colleague, attorneys are limited to 6 credits of recorded programs per year. If viewed with at least one colleague, there is no limit to the number of credits that can be earned via recorded programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s on-demand web programs can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CPD-HK credit.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s on-demand web programs can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for on-demand web programs vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


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IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as "self-paced" credit. SHRM professionals are limited to 30 credits of self-paced programs per recertification period.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Candidates are limited to 10 self-study credits per 12-month period, and certification holders are limited to 20 self-study credits per 2-year renewal period.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for SW CPE credit.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

Follow the money.  Whether you’re about to start the due diligence process in an M&A deal or you’re investigating an accounting fraud, knowing key accounting concepts will help you in legal matters like these where accounting lies at the heart of the issue.  So when you’re poring over financial statements and "following the money," looking for that crucial piece of information for your transaction or investigation, knowing some basic accounting concepts can give you a broader understanding of those legal issues before you. 

Basics of Accounting for Lawyers features introductory accounting lessons designed for the non-accountant attorney, drawing from real-world examples of the legal and accounting crossroads that many lawyers in the audience have encountered or soon will.  You will learn about various financial statements and how to decode them, including the balance sheet, statement of cash flows, income statement and notes to the financial statements.  The program will also include topics on accounting fraud, damages calculation, related regulatory trends and legal ethics, giving you a comprehensive look at common areas where accounting and law meet.

You will learn:

  • The Accounting Cycle and Understanding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
  • How to review various financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows and financial statement notes
  • Spotting accounting fraud, learning damages calculation
  • Forensic Investigations and working with financial experts
  • Relevant regulatory trends and enforcement actions
  • Ethics for accountants and lawyers

Attorneys and compliance professionals involved in practice areas where accounting concepts arise should find this program helpful.  In-house and external counsel, working with financial information related to ongoing business activities, litigation and transactions may find the lessons taught in this program useful.

Lecture Topics [Total time 10:56:05]

Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.


  • Introduction* [00:02:11]
    Terry M. Lloyd, Mark D. Wood
  • The Accounting Cycle and Comparative Accounting: GAAP, IFRS and Accounting Frameworks [01:09:44]
    Sharon Selleck
  • Anatomy of the Balance Sheet [01:29:40]
    Terry M. Lloyd
  • Physiology of the Income Statement [01:32:20]
    Jonathan Hilton
  • Insights from the Statement of Cash Flow [00:59:15]
    Terry M. Lloyd
  • Notes to the Financial Statements [00:58:29]
    Tim Sherman, CPA/ABV
  • Accounting Fraud, Damages Calculation and Forensic Investigations [01:42:51]
    Jonathan Carey, Christine Davis, Terry M. Lloyd
  • Regulatory and Enforcement Trends and Update [01:30:55]
    Michael L. Cypers
  • Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Accountants and Attorneys [01:30:40]
    J. Michael Matthews

The purchase price of this Web Program includes the following articles from the Course Handbook available online:


  • COMPLETE COURSE HANDBOOK
  • Balance Sheet
    Colleen S. Vallen, Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • GAAP, IFRS & GAAS Outline
    Colleen S. Vallen, Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Technical Update Memorandum Q1-2016 (April 5, 2016)
    Sharon Selleck
  • Technical Update Memorandum Q2-2016 (July 7, 2016)
    Sharon Selleck
  • Technical Update Memorandum Q3–Q4-2016 (December 30, 2016)
    Sharon Selleck
  • Comparative Accounting Landscape (PowerPoint slides)
    Chetan Joshi
  • Notes to the Financial Statements (PowerPoint slides)
    Chetan Joshi
  • Microsoft Annual Report 2015
    Chetan Joshi
  • General Electric Annual Report 2015
    Chetan Joshi
  • The Balance Sheet
    Lawrence M. Cirelli
  • Tracy Richelle High and Tabitha Ferrer, Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Involving Accounting Gatekeepers & Appendix
    Tracy Richelle High
  • Fraud and Damages Presentation Outline
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Fraud: Protect Your Business & Client
    Karen Kincaid Balmer
  • Financial Documentation and Investigations
    Colleen S. Vallen
  • Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story
    Chetan Joshi
  • Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Annual Report 2015
    Mary F. Andreoni
  • Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct Rule 1.15: Safekeeping Property
    Mary F. Andreoni
  • Outline—Current Topics in Professional Ethics for Lawyers and Related Accounting Issues
    Mary F. Andreoni

Presentation Material


  • Welcome and Introduction
    Terry M. Lloyd
  • Accounting, Auditing, and the 3 Levels of Reporting
    Sharon Selleck
  • Using The Balance Sheet in Legal Practice
    Terry M. Lloyd
  • Using The Income Statement in Legal Practice
    Jonathan Hilton
  • Using The Statement of Cash Flows in Legal Practice
    Terry M. Lloyd
  • Notes to the Financial Statements: The Rest of the Story
    Tim Sherman, CPA/ABV
  • Basics of Fraud and Forensic Accounting in Legal Settings
    Christine Davis
  • Calculating Damages
    Terry M. Lloyd
  • Litigation Presentation Strategy
    Jonathan Carey
  • Regulatory and Enforcement Trends and Update
    Michael L. Cypers
  • Understanding Legal and Accounting Ethical Issues
    J. Michael Matthews
Co-Chair(s)
Terry M. Lloyd ~ Finance Scholars Group
Mark D. Wood ~ Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Speaker(s)
Jonathan Carey ~ LegalVision
Michael L. Cypers ~ Glaser Weil Frank Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
Christine Davis ~ OnPoint Analytics
Jonathan Hilton ~ Director, Andersen Tax LLC
J. Michael Matthews ~ Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP
Sharon Selleck ~ Director, Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc.
Tim Sherman, CPA/ABV ~ FTI Consulting
General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.

PLI’s live and on-demand webcasts are single-user license products intended for an individual registrant only. Credit will be issued only to the individual registered.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

Alaska:  All PLI products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Arizona:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for Arkansas CLE credit.

California:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All PLI products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all PLI products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Delaware:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period, no more than 6 of which may be audio-only.

Florida:  All PLI products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Georgia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All PLI products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Idaho:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Illinois:  All PLI products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Indiana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance education” credit. Attorneys are limited to 9 credits of distance education per reporting period.

Iowa:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “unmoderated” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of unmoderated programs per reporting period.

Kansas:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “prerecorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of prerecorded programs per reporting period.

Kentucky:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “non-live” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 non-live credits per reporting period.

Louisiana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5.5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Minnesota:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 on-demand credits per reporting period.

Mississippi:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Montana:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Nebraska:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via self-study programs.

New Hampshire:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New Jersey:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All PLI products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  PLI’s transitional on-demand web programs can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Only professional practice and law practice management credits may be earned via transitional on-demand web programs. Ethics and skills credits may not be earned via on-demand web programs.

North Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

North Dakota:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Ohio:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online, on-demand programs per reporting period.

Oregon:  All PLI products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Pennsylvania:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “non-traditional” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of non-traditional programs per reporting period.

Rhode Island:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 3 on-demand credits per reporting period.

South Carolina:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All PLI products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Utah:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 10 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Virgin Islands:  All PLI products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via PLI products.

Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “pre-recorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of pre-recorded programs per reporting period.

Washington:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “A/V” credit. Attorneys are limited to 22.5 credits of A/V programs per reporting period.

West Virginia:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “repeated, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of repeated, on-demand programs per reporting period. No ethics credits can be earned via on-demand web programs.

Wyoming:  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not eligible for CPD-BC credit unless viewed with at least one other attorney or an articled student. In this case, the credit must be recorded as a “study group.”

Ontario (CPD-ON):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “recorded” credit. If viewed without a colleague, attorneys are limited to 6 credits of recorded programs per year. If viewed with at least one colleague, there is no limit to the number of credits that can be earned via recorded programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  PLI’s on-demand web programs can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CPD-HK credit.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  PLI’s on-demand web programs can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for on-demand web programs vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  Select on-demand web programs qualify as “QAS Self-Study” credit. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as "self-paced" credit. SHRM professionals are limited to 30 credits of self-paced programs per recertification period.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  PLI’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Candidates are limited to 10 self-study credits per 12-month period, and certification holders are limited to 20 self-study credits per 2-year renewal period.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  PLI’s on-demand web programs are not approved for SW CPE credit.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  PLI’s on-demand web programs may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

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