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Why You Should Attend
Designed for lawyers of all experience levels, this program will review which common accounting concepts emerge in legal work and what lawyers should consider when encountering them. Experts in the legal and accounting professions will lead attendees through practical segment discussions, taking an in-depth look at the elements of varying financial statements and what they really reveal about the entity overall.
Unique to this program is the analysis of how legal ethics and accounting professional rules of conduct intersect, providing an interesting discussion for professionals in both the legal industry and accounting. Review the Rules of Professional Conduct, legal ethics opinions, and court cases, that illustrate common areas of potential ethical risk attorneys should be aware of when dealing with financial information.
Having a basic knowledge of accounting concepts empowers lawyers in their practice, allowing them to better understand the full picture of legal matters they work on that involve elements of accounting or finance. Register today!
What You Will Learn
- How to read the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and notes to the financial statements.
- Understanding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Analyze evolving legal ethical issues that arise when dealing with financial information.
- Review regulatory changes and views from those impacted or involved in the changes.
- Overview of what attorneys need to know about the components of internal controls.
- Earn up to 1.5 hours of Ethics credit
Who Should Attend
Attorneys at all levels of their careers who are interested in learning accounting fundamentals.
Program Level: Overview
Intended Audience: Lawyers at all levels of their careers who are interested in learning about accounting fundamentals.
Advanced Prep: None