Topics in Professional Ethics for Discussion – Part 1

By David M. Abbott, Jr.
MMSA Ethics Webinar, July 15, 2020 – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.


The free one-hour ethics webinar will present a variety of professional ethics topics for discussion by participants. Topics will include:

  • Who is your client?
  • Aspects of insider trading: what and when can or should you disclose something?
  • Dealing with a client who wants a more favorable report
  • Professional competence and specialized knowledge
  • Confidentiality versus protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare
  • Whistle blowing
  • Bribes or facilitating payments? (The webinar did not get to these slides. These topics will be covered in a follow-up Webinar.)

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