Webinar: The Higher Standards of Professional Fiduciary Duty

Jul 14, 2020 02:00pm -
Jul 14, 2020 03:00pm

Event Description

AAA-CPA Webinar

The Higher Standards of Professional Fiduciary Duty    


Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern


Presented by: James J. Rigos, JD, LL.M, CPA


This presentation develops and applies the professional fiduciary duty heightened legal standard to the practice of attorneys and CPAs. Lawyers are generally considered fiduciaries for their clients, so the course's main emphasis is on AAA-CPA members "holding out" their CPA credential. The AICPA's recent ethics "re-codification" elevated conflicts of interest and imposes the requirement of an engagement's detailed risk analysis. This new AICPA conflict emphasis seems to heighten the chances that standard CPA engagements may be deemed to rise to the fiduciary duty category level and/or that such relationships receive increased judicial scrutiny.


Date & Time

Webinar: Tuesday, July 14, 2020                                                                

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm Eastern (11:00 am Pacific)


NASBA approved for 1.0 CPE credit; 1.0 (M)CLE credit*

Please note CPE credit cannot be provided if you participate only via phone



Education Credit*: AAA-CPA Members $15.00; Non-Members $30.00

Non-Education Credit (Listen-Only): AAA-CPA Members: FREE; Non-Members $25.00 

James J. Rigos is an attorney-CPA-CMA who has written and lectured widely in the area of professional accounting individual and CPA firm ethics and legal liability. He is a graduate of Boston University Law School. He has been involved as an advocate in over 200 legal and ethical claims against CPAs since 1980. He has served on the WSCPA's Mediation Committee and the AICPA's Accountants Legal Liability Committee. He is a National Director of the AAA-CPA and past President of the Washington State Chapter of the AAA-CPA. Jim also serves as the current Chair of the AAA-CPA National Ethics and Dual Rights Committee.

Please contact info@attorney-cpa.com with any questions. 

AAA-CPA continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of Attorneys and CPAs and to qualify for credit both as CPE and CLE. Of course, the decisions of various state authorities determine the actual credit granted. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation requirements for this course.  

The American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (AAA-CPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasba.org.  

*(M)CLE varies by state. Though we are accredited for (M)CLE in PA they will not accept Study Groups for credit. If you require (M)CLE in a specific state, please send a request to studygroups@attorney-cpa.com and we will do our best to arrange for credit. Please note that most state bars will accept our Certificates of Attendance sent in by the attorney and NOT charge a fee. A general Certificate of Attendance will be made available for those professionals who feel the program satisfies their continuing education requirements and are able to self-file. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine whether their state, discipline, or designation will allow one to self-file for a distance-learning program.




Event Type:Study Group
Early registration ends on Sep 07, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Sep 08, 2019 and ends on Jul 13, 2020.
Late registration starts on Jul 14, 2020.
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