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A Lawyer Looks at Ethics - Inland Empire Chapter In-person Meeting
Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Category: In-Person Chapter Meetings

A Lawyer Looks at Ethics
Inland Empire Chapter Meeting

Very limited seats will be available after online registration closes. Please make your reservation before the online registration deadline.


Wednesday, September 20, 2023
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM


DoubleTree Hotel Claremont
555 West Foothill Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711


There are various sources of rules of professional ethics. Circular 230. Organizations for tax professionals. And, of course, court cases. This course is taught by an attorney who represents tax professionals and who has heard more than his fair share of client complaints about them. The most common ethical breach allegations will be addressed in a “real world” context, and the appropriate standards applied. Be prepared for a lively, discussion-oriented class!

Learning Objectives:
#1: Recognize real world situations which invoke ethical rules applicable to fiduciaries.
#2: How to respond to informal requests for information and formal discovery requests from attorneys.
#3: Understand how errors & omissions insurance works and the duty to report "actual claims and facts or circumstances which could give rise to claims.


Frank Acuña, Attorney at Law
Frank R. Acuña is a founding partner of ACUÑA ❖ REGLI. He is a California State Bar certified estate planning, trust, and probate law specialist. His practice includes estate planning; inheritance litigation; business succession planning; special needs trusts; and farm, ranch, and vineyard succession planning. Mr. Acuña has taught tax seminars for the National Tax Practice Institute, the California Society of Enrolled Agents, the California Society of Tax Consultants, a number of state and local chapters of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts. Mr. Acuña also is a featured speaker for the Professional Fiduciary Association of California, the National Guardianship Association, and the California Public Administrators, Public Conservators, and Public Guardians. He advises tax, fiduciary, and real estate professionals throughout the State of California.

CPE Information:

2 Ethics hours (Topics meeting the ethics requirements under Cir 230)

IRS: 18QC1-E-01884-23-I
CTEC: 1000-CE-5320

Knowledge Level: Basic (No prior knowledge expected)


Cost: (online registration only accepted through Sunday, September 17 at 11:59 PM PST)
Registration Fee (Member): $35
Registration Fee (Non-Member): $65

Cost: (if registering after Sunday, September 17 at 11:59 PM PST)*
Registration Fee (Member): $45
Registration Fee (Non-Member): $75

NOTE: Late registrations can be made with the chapter after online reservations close. Late registration members: $45.00; non-members $75.00. For late reservations email: [email protected] or [email protected]. Provide name, PTIN, CTEC number and meal choice. We will respond within 24 hours. Pay on site check or cash only, no credit cards. Very limited space will be available for Walk-Ins! Late registration price applies. 

Questions? Please contact Hilde Morrow, email: [email protected], phone 951.836.3006 or Chapter email: [email protected].

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Meeting Purchase
Written cancellations will be accepted up to three (3) business days before the course begins for a full refund. Please email your request to [email protected]. No refunds will be given if cancellation notice is received later than three (3) business days before the course begins, or for no-show registrants.

This presentation has been designed to meet the requirements of the Return Preparer Office, the California State Board of Accountancy; and the California Tax Education Council including code 31 of Federal Regulations10.6 (g). This does not constitute an endorsement by these groups. A listing of additional requirements to renew tax preparer registration may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA. 95812- 2890, or phone CTEC at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.

Contact: [email protected], phone 951.836.3006 or Chapter email: [email protected]