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ACCOUNTING and FINANCIAL PLANNING for LAW FIRMS

February 2013

The Accounting Dimensions of Law Firm Financial Impropriety

By Ed Poll

Law firms are at great risk for financial impropriety. Funds can come up missing in any law firm, and the cause can be intentional theft that qualifies as fraud or embezzlement, or an unintentional mistake that shows poor judgment.

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