Seattle, Washington: Attorney-CPA Washington State 2018 Ethics

Dec 14, 2018 12:00pm -
Dec 14, 2018 05:30pm

Event Description


The Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs invites you to:


Attorney - CPA Washington State 2018 Ethics

Friday, December 14, 2018

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 



Joseph L. Brotherton, Attorney, CPA 

James J. Rigos, Attorney, CPA, CMA


About the Event

General, conflicts of interest, independence, confidentiality, and fiduciary duty as applied to attorney - cpas.  New AICPA "recompilation" Code. Compare and contrast ethical rules under both set of standards. Lawyer or CPA or both. Regardless of your politics, the current administration has caused a national discussion on ethics.  Mr. Brotherton will use this focus to review things lawyers may or may not do under the current rules of professional conduct.  We will ask two questions; What did the President do?  Would a lawyer be able to do that under the RPC?

Learning Objectives

Refresh and learn rules all Attorney-CPAs in Washington, especially where there is different treatment.


About the Speakers

Joseph L. Brotherton, Attorney, CPA

Joseph L. Brotherton is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Business and the University of Washington School of Law. He practiced with Price Waterhouse before establishing his own law firm and CPA firm. He continues to practice in those areas and is an active builder, developer and operator of real estate projects in Washington, Alaska and Arizona. He founded the Washington chapter of AAA-CPA, is a past President of the National AAA-CPA organization and past President of the AAA-CPA Foundation. Joe and his wife Maureen have five children, including at least one lawyer and one CPA so far. He serves on various boards and teaches at The University of Washington Law School. 


James J. Rigos, Attorney, CPA, CMA

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.

Date & Time

Friday, December 14, 2018

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 



Ewing and Clark (Library Room)
1900 Western Avenue

Seattle, WA



This program should qualify for 6.0 credit hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 

in Behavioral Ethics and 5 Ethics hours for Washington MCLE (pending approval).

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Overview

Delivery Methods: Group-Live


Free Admission

Admission is free for all business professionals.


Who Should Attend: Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, Business Professionals


Registration is appreciated by Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Click here to download the registration form and fax to 703-352-8073 or email to .  

Telephone the AAA-CPA at 888-ATTY-CPA ext. 2


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:



Event Type:Chapter Meeting
Early registration ends on Nov 07, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Nov 08, 2018 and ends on Dec 13, 2018.
Late registration starts on Dec 14, 2018.