Continuing Education for CPAs and Attorneys

CPE/MCLE Courses

Approved for CPE and MCLE credit from National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), CalBar, and NYBar.

The Important Role of CPAs and Attorneys in the Administration of Irrevocable Trusts

Trustees can reduce their personal risk by creating a Compliance Library which demonstrates they have fulfilled each of their duties of care under the Prudent Investor Act. Developing this library evidences the trustee has acted prudently and in good faith, which is a prerequisite to qualifying for the exculpation clause of the state statute. This library consists of a set of documents that specifically address each of the trustee’s statutorily defined obligations.

An ERISA Trustee’s Duties of Care or “Why Size Doesn’t Matter”

So, you’re an overworked CFO, HR Director or other “C” level executive, and you are a member of the retirement plan investment committee… which means you are also an ERISA trustee. Few ERISA trustees signed up for this area of responsibility, and few have the training or time to become experts in the complex world of plan governance best practices. This lack of experience represents a risk to the plan sponsor, the participants and the trustees as well.

A Comparison of Ethical Duties under the ABA Model Code of Prof. Responsibility and UPIA (Ethics credit)

The relationship between an attorney and their client is a fiduciary one. Implicit within this relationship are duties of care which predate the Model Code of Professional Responsibility and finds their genesis in common law going as far back as the Roman law of trusts (Fedici Commission). The Uniform Prudent Investor Act shares this common ancestry. In this presentation we will compare and contrast these two ethical frameworks as they apply to the legal practitioner who also serves as a trustee.

Course Schedule

TitleDateStart TimeDurationRegister
The Important Role of CPAs and Attorneys in the Administration of Irrevocable Trusts or "How to Avoid Being a Knucklehead" WHEN REGISTERING PLEASE USE THE EXACT NAME YOU WANT TO APPEAR ON YOUR CPE/MCLE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE.

Trustees can reduce their personal risk by creating a Compliance Library which demonstrates they have fulfilled each of their duties of care under the Prudent Investor Act. Developing this library evidences the trustee has acted prudently and in good faith, which is a prerequisite to qualifying for the exculpation clause of the state statute. This library consists of a set of documents that specifically address each of the trustee's statutorily defined obligations.

Participants will:
a) Understand the 5 central duties of care of a trustee;
b) Learn a process for the development and maintenance of a fiduciary library;
c) Hear “best practices” for fiduciary governance procedures; and
d) Learn how to reduce a trustee’s personal liability.

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE/MCLE credit
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to at least three out of the four polling questions asked during the program.

Additional Information
Prerequisites: None
Who Should Attend: CPAs, Attorneys, Fiduciaries
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations:
The course is provided free of charge. Cancellations can be made at any time. For more information regarding complaints, and/or the program policies please contact our offices at jyager@anodosadvisors.com.
6/27/20179:00am PDT1 hour
Register
Serving Two Masters: A Comparison of Ethical Duties under the ABA Model Code of Prof. Responsibility and UPIA (Ethics credit) WHEN REGISTERING PLEASE USE THE EXACT NAME YOU WANT TO APPEAR ON YOUR CPE/MCLE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE.

A comparison of the ethical duties established by the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility and the duties of care established by the Uniform Prudent Investor Act is important when an attorney serves in dual capacities as a legal practitioner and a fiduciary to a trust beneficiary.

The relationship between an attorney and their client is a fiduciary one. Implicit within this relationship are duties of care which predate the Model Code of Professional Responsibility and finds their genesis in common law going as far back as the Roman law of trusts (Fideicommissum). The Uniform Prudent Investor Act shares this common ancestry. In this presentation we will compare and contrast these two ethical frameworks as they apply to the legal practitioner who also serves as a trustee.

Participants will:
· Understand the crossover of ethical duties between MCPR and UPIA.
· Understand where the ethical duties of MCPR and UPIA diverge.
· Receive an overview of governance best practices for an attorney who is serving as a trustee.
· Learn how to create a record of compliance with the UPIA duties of care.

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE/MCLE credit
Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics
In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to at least three out of the four polling questions asked during the program.

Additional Information
Prerequisites: None
Who Should Attend: Attorneys, Individual Trustees
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations:
The course is provided free of charge. Cancellations can be made at any time. For more information regarding complaints, and/or the program policies please contact our offices at jyager@anodosadvisors.com.
7/26/20179:00am PDT1 hour
Register
Serving Two Masters: A Comparison of Ethical Duties under the ABA Model Code of Prof. Responsibility and UPIA (Ethics credit) WHEN REGISTERING PLEASE USE THE EXACT NAME YOU WANT TO APPEAR ON YOUR CPE/MCLE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE.

A comparison of the ethical duties established by the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility and the duties of care established by the Uniform Prudent Investor Act is important when an attorney serves in dual capacities as a legal practitioner and a fiduciary to a trust beneficiary.

The relationship between an attorney and their client is a fiduciary one. Implicit within this relationship are duties of care which predate the Model Code of Professional Responsibility and finds their genesis in common law going as far back as the Roman law of trusts (Fideicommissum). The Uniform Prudent Investor Act shares this common ancestry. In this presentation we will compare and contrast these two ethical frameworks as they apply to the legal practitioner who also serves as a trustee.

Participants will:
· Understand the crossover of ethical duties between MCPR and UPIA.
· Understand where the ethical duties of MCPR and UPIA diverge.
· Receive an overview of governance best practices for an attorney who is serving as a trustee.
· Learn how to create a record of compliance with the UPIA duties of care.

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE/MCLE credit
Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics
In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to at least three out of the four polling questions asked during the program.

Additional Information
Prerequisites: None
Who Should Attend: Attorneys, Individual Trustees
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations:
The course is provided free of charge. Cancellations can be made at any time. For more information regarding complaints, and/or the program policies please contact our offices at jyager@anodosadvisors.com.
8/1/201710:00am PDT1 hour
Register