||Alternative Dispute Resolution for CPAs
||James John Jurinski
||American Management Association
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Get the powerful, revolutionary tool for controlling litigation costs.
It's certainly not news that we live in a highly litigious society. What is
news is that many lawyers, accountants, and other professionals are increasingly
turning to a non-court method to settle virtually any type of disagreement. It's
called alternative dispute resolution (ADR)–and it's guaranteed to save your
company both time and money, maybe even a crucial client. Alternative Dispute
Resolution for CPAs is a powerful, revolutionary tool for controlling litigation
costs. This self-paced course introduces you to various alternative dispute
resolution methods and shows you how they can be used effectively in a CPA
practice and by financial managers in business and industry. Let's face it, if
your company has to go to court, it will spend many thousands of dollars in
legal fees, squander hours of precious time (not to mention effort), and fall
victim to the bitterness, anger, and resentment created by legal battles–all
this, even if the suit is eventually dismissed. But with Alternative Dispute
Resolution for CPAs, you'll resolve disagreements before they become court
cases, keep important business relationships on friendly terms, and put a cap on
skyrocketing legal costs.
Learn how to:
- Recognize the drawbacks and limitations of litigation and determine when
ADR would be more effective than litigation
- Understand the differences between mediation, arbitration, and other ADR
techniques–and decide which is best suited to your specific case
- Use ADR techniques to salvage business relationships endangered by
disagreement or dispute.
- Settle employment disputes, resolve partnership disputes, and calm client
disputes–without alienating anyone
- Set up an in–house ADR program, and more.
Main advantages of alternative dispute resolution:
- Quick resolution
- Lower costs
- Flexible remedies
- Choice of decision-maker
- Preservation of relationships.
Gain the information and skills you need to adopt alternative dispute
resolution methods in your business.
About This Course:
As one course among many offered in the American Management
Association's curriculum, Alternative Dispute Resolution for CPAs
provides CPAs with the information and skills they need to adopt alternative
dispute resolution (ADR) methods in their businesses. The course compares and
contrasts mediation, arbitration, arb/med, mini-trials, summary jury trials
(mock trials), early neutral evaluation (ENE), and rent-a-judge with litigation.
The content emphasizes using ADR to maintain business relationships in the face
of disagreements and disputes, to settle employment disputes, and in an
Both professionals and businesses recognize that litigation is a
serious cost that needs to be managed. The course shows how CPAs can assist
their employers in managing litigation costs by employing ADR techniques in a
number of areas. ADR is one of a new set of tools that can be used to enhance
profitability and to settle disputes without alienating employees, customers, or
clients. With the consolidation currently taking place among accounting firms,
the ability to work through disagreements is becoming a critical skill through
which both the accounting practitioner and the accounting client can add value.
James John Jurinski, J.D., C.P.A., is Associate Professor at the
University of Portland (Oregon) School of Business, where he teaches tax and
business law courses to both graduate and undergraduate students. He also
maintains a law practice in Portland and is a frequent speaker before
professional groups. He formerly worked for one of the "Big Five" accounting firms. Jurinski, a graduate of Hamilton College and the Northwestern University School of Law, is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. He is also the author of numerous articles and books on business, tax, and legal topics.
The publisher would like to thank the following people for their
review of the manuscript of this course: David P Abrams, C.P.A., Abrams,
Little-Gill, Loberfeld, Tishman & Witty, P .C., Chestnut Hill,
Massachusetts; Robert Meade, Senior Vice President, American Arbitration
Association, New York, New York; and Barbara E. Stedman, Director, Middlesex
County Multidoor Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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