October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Officially first observed in October 1987, it evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October 1981. Per the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the intent was to connect battered women's advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity is celebrated the first Monday in October, but we encourage everyone to speak up, stand up and raise public awareness of domestic violence in your community every day.
CPA Day of Service
This year we were fortunate to again volunteer (and do whatever was needed) at Glenwood Academy for the ICPAS Day of Service on September 19, 2014. As a result, we met more fantastic students and faculty, saw more of the campus and witnessed more in-depth and first-hand the benefits the Academy provides. Check out our pictures from this year and last year and see how you can get involved, too!
2014 ICPAS Fraud & Forensic Symposium
On October 28, 2014, Brad will moderate the Forensic Accounting in Criminal Investigations Panel at the 2014 Illinois CPA Society Fraud & Forensic Symposium.Hear former government attorneys discuss working with forensic accountants in criminal investigations, learn how evidence handling and proof of liability vary when comparing civil matters to criminal matters and earn CLE and CPE in the process.
Joining Brad on the panel will be:
Martin E. Crandall, J.D., Member, Clark Hill
Christina M. Egan, J.D., Partner, McGuireWoods
Jonathan S. Feld, J.D., Member, Dykema
Preston L. Pugh, J.D., Partner, Pugh, Jones & Johnson
In Person and In Print
See Us In Action
In October, Brian and Jim speak to East Leyden High School students on non-traditional accounting careers like forensic accounting.
Brad also participates in a three-hour CLE seminar on the use of expert witnesses in commercial litigation. The CBA seminar on October 29 will also include Patrick Heneghan (Schopf & Weiss LLP), Veronica Gomez (Exelon Corporation), Adam Warren (Duff & Phelps) and The Hon. Thomas Lyons (Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division).