3-Hour Program

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Overview

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. Designed for lawyers of all experience levels, this half-day program will address the fundamentals of reading and understanding financial statements, the key skills attorneys need when handling accounting fraud issues, and what the current COVID-19 impact is on audits.

Earn both skills credit and ethics credit in this half-day program.

What You Will Learn

  • What’s happening today? A review of the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the accounting industry, and what attorneys need to know
  • The basic fundamentals for reading and understanding financial statements
  • Using financial statements and other financial documentation in calculating damages
  • Financial Statements and other financial documentation in fraud and forensic investigations
  • Discussion of the Rules of Professional Conduct, ethics opinions, court cases, and “war stories” to illustrate common areas of potential ethical risk.
  • Where do legal ethics requirements and accounting codes of professional conduct intersect?

Special Features

  • Half-day webcast
  • Earn Ethics Credit
  • Earn Skills Credit 

Program Level: Basic

Intended Audience: Attorneys at all levels who are interested in learning basic accounting, as well as those working in practice areas where financial accounting concepts arise. 

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Prep: None

 

 

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