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Payoff for Professionalism

What goes around, comes around — Most people use this expression as a warning not to do bad things to others because a bad act…more

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Liability Limits: Good Legal Advice, Bad Professional Practice

In my day job, I am a provider of professional services; in my other roles, I also frequently am a consumer of professional services.  As…more

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Mistakes Just Happen: Professionalism Takes Work

Regardless of how conscientious you strive to be, eventually everyone makes mistakes. Fortunately, inadvertent or unintentional mistakes generally are not matters for which professionals are…more

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Are You Encrypting?

Do you send e-mail or other electronic messages that contain or attach sensitive data or information of a client, patient or other third party, such…more

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Disciplinary Matter? You May Be Covered

As a busy professional with limited time, one of the last things you want to receive is an official letter from your licensing board or…more

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Maintaining a Strong Professional Core

If you’ve been to a gym, attended almost any exercise class, or worked with a personal trainer in the last 5+ years, you almost certainly…more

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Mixing Business with Pleasure: Dual Relationships

If you have a client or patient that you connect with on a personal level, is it okay to have a social as well as…more

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Think Before You Link: New NC Ethics Opinion on Social Media Connections

The Ethics Committee has now adopted an opinion[1] about the propriety of making and accepting invitations to connect and endorsements from judges and others on…more

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The CPA Board Rules: They are a’ Changin’

The NC Board of CPA Examiners recently adopted amendments to its regulations in the following areas that may be relevant to your practice if you…more

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Checking Under the Hood of Your Trust Account

Are you doing the ethical equivalent of checking under the hood and kicking the tires of your trust account? If not, you better make some…more

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