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Ethics for Lawyers and Tax Practitioners

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Produced on February 23, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Ethics Tax

Course Description

Lawyers operate in an environment that is distinguishable from most other professional practice areas. In this course, Mr. Lennon discusses the interaction of various laws, regulations, and cases which govern the professional conduct of lawyers. He will review recent scandals and specific cases that have tested ethical boundaries in the legal profession. As a licensed attorney and accountant, this course will also touch upon ethical issues that are unique to tax practitioners. This is particularly important because all attorneys, regardless of the practice area, are likely to encounter clients with tax issues at some point in their careers. This course will benefit lawyers in every industry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  2. Discuss recent scandals and specific cases that have tested ethical boundaries
  3. Explore ethical issues that are unique to tax practitioners
  4. Examine other regulations case law that governs the professional conduct of lawyers

This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2020 Bridge the Gap Event. 

Credit Information

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Peter Lennon

McEldrew Young

Peter A. Lennon’s career has been devoted to cases involving complex financial issues for many years. In addition to being an Attorney at Law and a Professor of Economics, he is also a Certified Public Accountant with extensive Auditing and Taxation experience and has a Masters Degree in Finance. He works as a Lawyer, Forensic Investigator and Litigation Consultant for firms and regulators.


M. Lisa W.

Peter Lennon was excellent. It is hard to make ethics CLE enjoyable but that course definitely was.

Karen M.

Best speaker I have listened to in three years. Excellent presentation.

Julie B.

Most interesting one I've participated in so far.

Abigail R.

Very engaging speaker! It was especially useful when he brought in how egregious violations of laws unrelated to one’s legal practice could wind up ending a lawyer’s career if the lawyer is convicted and, thus, likely disbarred.

Judith T.

Well presented. Good speaker. Interesting examples.

Gabrielle P.

Presenter was engaging.

Paul W.

Great presentation. Very interesting.

Barry F.

Nice manner of tying Ethics to contemporary (and not so contemporary) legal, tax and accounting cases.

Lilas A.

the instructor was great!

Bruce R.

Outstanding presentation

Randy S.

Good presenter.

Abbie S.

Great speaker! I am a tax attorney and really enjoyed this.

julie v.

Great course

Gwenn L.


Ken A.

excellent presentation . a must for all lawyers

Travis M.

the presenter was engaging and I really enjoyed his approach to the materials

Margret L.

It was really easy to listen to Mr. Lennon. I would attend another of his trainings. Very interesting.

Kathleen F.

Excellent presentation.

Sol I.

Extremely entertaining.

Michael L.

Interesting and compelling presentation

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