Letter From The President Of The Association Of Corporate Counsel, New York Chapter

2008-12-01 00:00

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

We continue to have excellent CLE programs brought to you by our sponsors and patrons. This month's letter will announce a new type of CLE program that we are very proud to be bringing to you.

Before I do, I want to let you know that we are in the midst of introducing all of our membership to our committees and the benefits of committee membership and to add new members to our Board of Directors. Below you will find more information about how to learn about committee involvement and the qualifications for board membership.

Announcement of Accounting for In-House Bar Program

We are pleased to present to you a series of six lectures to help you deal with the current financial crisis.

Your New York Chapter believes that the "refresher course" that BDO Consulting, a division of BDO Seidman, LLP, is sponsoring and has helped create will provide you with some of the tools that you need to perform your duties better in this period of economic duress.

You can attend all of the breakfast meetings, which are scheduled to begin in January and will continue through February and March. Please watch for the actual announcement and sign up early. Space is limited for the "in person" attendance. If you attend in person you will receive CLE credit.

We plan to have discussion groups following the 50-minute presentations to help amplify the issues. We hope to provide the 50-minute sessions on the Internet as well as in person so that members can continue the course even if they cannot attend in person. We are looking into providing Cle credit for the Internet sessions.

The current titles for the breakfast 50-minute sessions are:

1. Basics of a Financial Statement

2. Basics of Income Statement

3. Basics of a P/L Statement

4. Forensic Accounting

5. Preparing for Government Oversight and Inquiry

6. Technology and Accounting

We will culminate these sessions with the chapter's annual half-day program, which will deal with compliance issues, to be held in mid-March.

We are proud of this presentation and confident that our plan will meet your needs and be a success, but only if you support it. We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you.

Please contact John Ogden with your interest in becoming more active in the chapter. I look forward to seeing you soon.You can reach John Ogden at john@innovativeresultsllc.com.

I look forward to seeing you soon at these presentations and other chapter events soon.

Sincerely,

Lisa Whitney