Webinar: Conflicts of Interest

Oct 08, 2020 02:00pm -
Oct 08, 2020 03:00pm

Event Description

AAA-CPA Webinar

Conflicts of Interest


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


Thursday, October 8, 2020 

2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern

Program Description

Familiarize oneself with the (relatively) new conflict of interest rules for professional attorneys and CPAs.   Examine the seven types of potential client conflicts and the possible safeguards / mitigators that, with informed client consent, may allow going forward notwithstanding the conflict. Learn what client signed documentation is helpful if a professional goes forward notwithstanding the existence of the conflict. Explore actual court reported case decisions that can be referred to later for treatment and authority applying the new rules. Learn how the disciplinary authorities (Bar Association and State Boards of Accountancy) are applying this new framework rules.


Learning Objectives

This course should allow attorney - CPAs and analytical model that may be helpful in practice with their clients. For advocate members ( plaintiff and/or defendant representation) these new rules may provide helpful authority pro or con a particular position.


Date & Time

Webinar: Thursday, October 8, 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 telephone



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. 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 Aug 18, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Aug 19, 2020 and ends on Oct 07, 2020.
Late registration starts on Oct 08, 2020.
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