Accountants and Malpractice: Can We Get Sued for This? (Completed)

Date: Monday, November 27, 2023
Instructor: Allison McLeod
Begin Time:  7:00am Pacific Time
8:00am Mountain Time
9:00am Central Time
10:00am Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

This course will cover common law causes of action, such as negligence, and the relevant standards and case law defining what constitutes reasonable practitioner behavior. Situations where accounting professionals may be at risk for being sued will also be discussed.

Who Should Attend
CPAs, EAs, tax preparers, lawyers, accountants and insurance personnel.

Topics Covered

  • Traps for the Unwary: Managing malpractice exposure
  • Defining reasonable practitioner behavior through a review of practice standards and case law
  • Common law causes of action

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire working knowledge of common law standards defining what constitutes reasonable behavior for an accountant
  • Be able to determine whether an accountant's behavior meets the common law definition of negligence
  • Knowing how to avoid traps that could lead to litigation


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Regulatory Ethics (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

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