CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charlotte School of Law opened its new Center for Compliance and Ethics on February 24th with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony, presented in part by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, an important part of the school's mission of training practice-ready professionals and delivering continuing education for them.
At the ceremony, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce representative Maggie Will highlighted the value that Charlotte School of Law adds to the uptown Charlotte community. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Charlotte School of Law President Chidi Ogene. The center increases awareness of the importance of compliance as a growing career field.
"We at Charlotte School of Law are excited by the opportunity to provide 21st Century practical training to the Queen City's workforce, and to contribute to the continued growth of its businesses," explained Ogene.
The Center for Compliance and Ethics recently established its Corporate Compliance Certificate program, an online program accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) ®. The program is designed for both lawyers and others who do not have prior training or a professional background in compliance. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to sit for any of the certification examinations offered by the CCB. The program was designed and is taught by compliance experts in Charlotte's business and compliance community, including Charlotte School of Law faculty.
Amid today's complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory climate, compliance career opportunities have been growing and expanding considerably. One of the few law schools in the country to offer a fully online Corporate Compliance Certificate, the program offers business professionals the opportunity to participate in an 18-week, flexible program that they can complete without leaving their jobs.
In addition to providing the Corporate Compliance Certificate program, the Center for Compliance and Ethics will offer webinars for compliance professionals, host occasional "Lunch & Learn" events, and hold an annual Symposium that will produce industry-specific white papers.
Upcoming Center for Compliance and Ethics events include:
- March 10, 2016: Corporate Compliance Certificate online webinar
- May 3, 2016: Summer Corporate Compliance Certificate program kickoff; and
- June 2016 (exact date to be determined): Corporate Compliance Symposium.
The Center for Compliance and Ethics was created through a collaboration between the Charlotte School of Law and Michael Volkov, a leading lawyer and compliance expert. He is a regular speaker at events around the globe, and is frequently cited in the media for his knowledge on criminal issues, enforcement matters, compliance and corporate governance. Mr. Volkov will take an active role in advising on curriculum and strategy for the Center, and provide expertise through blog posting, webinars, and symposium content.
To reserve a spot for the webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4485690055109350657
About Charlotte School of Law: The Charlotte School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school located in the uptown area of Charlotte, NC. The school was designed and developed by legal educators who saw the need for new ways to provide legal education and serve students and society, in response to the dramatic changes reshaping legal services and the legal profession. To learn more, visit www.charlottelaw.edu, follow on Twitter @CharlotteLawEdu or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CharlotteSchoolofLaw.
About Michael Volkov: Michael Volkov, CEO and owner of The Volkov Law Group, LLC, has over 30 years of experience in practicing law. Mr. Volkov spent 17 years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. He also served on the Senate and House Judiciary Committees as the chief crime and terrorism counsel for the respective committees. In addition, Mr. Volkov served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legislative Affairs of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and as a trial attorney in the DOJ's Antitrust Division. To learn more about him, visit www.volkovlaw.com, follow on Twitter @mikevolkov20 or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/volkovlaw.
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