ethics advocates your most valuable resource in a dispute
All members filing or receiving disciplinary complaints may take advantage of CCAR’s free Ethics Advocate services. Ethics Advocates are specially trained and authorized to assist members throughout every step of the process.
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CCAR Ethics Advocates are specially trained volunteer members who donate their time and expertise to assist fellow-members throughout the entire professional standards process.
Ethics Advocates’ services include assisting with forms preparation and evidence gathering; opening and closing statements on behalf of each party represented; examining and cross-examining witnesses; introducing affidavits, documents and other relevant evidence; and representation at any review hearings, but does not include testifying as a witness.
If you have filed or plan to file a disciplinary complaint against one of your fellow CCAR members, you are entitled to the services of an Association Ethics Advocate who will provide guidance and representation throughout the entire professional standards process. This service is extraordinarily valuable for each person involved in a dispute.
If you’ve been named in an alleged ethics complaint, you are entitled to the services of a CCAR Ethics Advocate who will provide guidance and representation throughout the entire professional standards process. This service is extraordinarily valuable for each person involved in a dispute.
C.A.R. Ombudsmen are also available to answer non-legal questions and assist members in resolving non-legal issues. For more information, visit: www.car.org/helplines/ombudsman