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Accounting 101: An Attorney’s Crash Course in Understanding Financial Documents


What is ROI? How is a general ledger different from a balance sheet? What is a SEC Form 10-K? This program will cover the essential principles of accounting that attorneys should know, including how accounting can be crucial to certain cases; how to read and understand key financial documents (like balance sheets and profit and loss statements); and how to know which financial questions you should be asking your clients, as well as which documents you need from your client—or opposing counsel. 

This program will be rebroadcasted during December.

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Good overview for non-accounting types

I liked having a basics classic on this topic. A 102 class would be helpful also.

I learned a great deal not only about the different financial statements, but I also learned a great deal about the documents reported to the SEC. Ms. Floberg used an excellent illustrative example when describing financial statements!

many areas of practice where tax returns are important

Good content and presentation.

Very helpful overview of accounting concepts.

This was great. I look forward to watching accounting 102

Good information on balance sheets I can apply to cases

Very good information. Power-points a little too much. Thank you for presenting.

A good basic program. A lot of ground covered.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 50.00
  • Non-Member: 80.00
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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Ethics Credit Available
  • Viewable from laptop or mobile device
  • Convenient CLE from your home or office
  • Approved Distance Learning for 2023
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.