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Accounting for Lawyers

Accounting for Lawyers
Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 10:00 am – 1:15 pm

Whether you’re a transactional attorney or a litigator, when financial and accounting records emerge in the legal matter you’re handling, it helps to know some accounting basics. The numbers always tell a story—one that may support your legal position. 

This basic level program will provide an overview for the non-accountant attorney of key accounting principles including: 

Introduction of Financial Statements
o Types of Financial Statements
o Users of Financial Statements
Overview of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
How to read:
o Level of Accountant’s Reports
o The Balance Sheet
o The Income Statement
o The Statement of Cash Flows
o The Notes to the Financial Statements
Examples of financial statements by different industries
How to analyze financial statements for key indicators and financial statement ratios
Current developments
Fraud issues on financial statements
How to read a tax return
o Tax forms associated with different entities
o Identifying sources of income
o Tax deductions that do no equal economic outlay
o Differences between financial accounting and tax accounting
Discoverability of tax returns
o Federal Statutes
o Case Law
o Will a tax return answer your questions

Attendees of this program will be able to recognize the relevant accounting principles at work and how they may impact the outcome of legal matters.

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CLE Credit:
New York: 3.5 Skills
New Jersey: TBD
California: TBD
Pennsylvania: TBD
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Program Fee:

$229 for Members | $329 for Nonmembers
This program is free to Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in 2022-2024), In-House Counsel, Judges, or Attorneys  in  Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors.

For New York Attorneys: 
Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in Skills CLE courses in  live, nontraditional formats, where questions are allowed during the program (through June, 30 2024 per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).  

Program Co-Chairs:
Howard H. Fine |
Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC, Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP
Meyer Mintz |
JD, CPA Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC; Partner, Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

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Thursday, 18 July 2024


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