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Understanding Financial Statements
Date: 09/10/2013
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: Continuing Legal Education
Experience Level: Intermediate
MCLE Credit: As of 09/09/2015, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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An entity's financial statements convey a great deal of significant information regarding its financial position and the results of its operations. The ability to understand financial statements is a critical skill for corporate, family, trial and other lawyers. It also is essential for lawyers reviewing financial statements to be able to "read between the lines." This session focuses on understanding financial statements, intermediate level financial analysis and essential concepts underlying the presentation of financial information and determining their veracity. At the end of the program, lawyers will be able to ask better questions regarding financial statements produced to them and or know when the level of complexity is such that they need to hire an accountant to assist in reviewing those financial statements.

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