Discovery

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Overview

2.5 Credits
ONLINE

Forensic accounting engagements can lead to partnering with attorneys and counsel during the discovery process. As a forensic accounting professional, you need to protect yourself from challenges that arise from being an expert and information you discover. Through narration by an industry subject matter expert and application exercises, this CPE course describes topics such as the federal rules of evidence, requesting other parties’ information, and assisting during depositions.

Objectives

  • Identify the areas of involvement of a forensic accountant when working with counsel in the discovery process.
  • Apply concepts related to the forensic accountant’s role in the discovery process based on situational examples.
  • Recall ways to identify relevant missing information needed during the discovery process and apply those methods to situational examples.
  • Recall ways to protect yourself from different types of challenges, both as an expert and in regard to information you discover.

Major Topics

  • Discovery versus gathering evidence
  • Interrogatories and admissions
  • Document production
  • Depositions
  • Subpoenas, motions, and expert report review

Designed For

Accountants in industry and public practice involved in forensic accounting activities

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