Professional Issues


The statement on responsibilities task force of the AICPA consulting service executive committee’s litigation and dispute resolution subcommittee issues Proposed Statement on Responsibilities for Litigation Services no. 1. The exposure draft lists the responsibilities of a practitioner in a litigation service consulting engagement. It also analyzes the scope of such services, provides a comparative analysis of standards and responsibilities and describes the limits of standards and responsibilities for practitioners. Comments are due by January 31. ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/pfp/litsvcs.htm )

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TECHNOLOGY Q&A

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