Ethical and Legal Issues in Certification and Disciplinary Policies and Procedures

On-demand webcast coming soon


Julia Judish, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Certification organizations face important ethical and legal issues in setting criteria for certification, establishing a code of conduct for certificants, addressing allegations of cheating or of fraudulent use of credentials, and responding to reports of charges or disciplinary or legal actions by licensing, civil, or criminal authorities. This webinar, led by a legal advisor to certification organizations, will discuss ethical and legal issues in establishing policies and procedures that protect the public, certificants, and the certifying organization and that uphold the integrity of certification.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss varying approaches that certification organizations can take in addressing disciplinary and ethical issues.
  • Understand the due process procedures and protections that certification organizations must offer to those seeking or holding certification.
  • Discuss practical and ethical limitations on how certification organizations may respond to certain kinds of allegations.
  • Discuss the different roles of the certification organization’s staff, board, and board committees.

$90 Members | $135 Non-members

About the Presenter

Julia Judish is Special Counsel with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, in their Washington, DC office. Her practice focuses on employment law and nonprofit governance. Her employment practice covers all facets of the employment relationship, and she serves as a trusted advisor to clients. Ms. Judish provides critical and strategic counseling to ensure compliance, to address sensitive employment issues, and to resolve and defuse employment-related disputes, with the goal of avoiding litigation where possible, and, where matters proceed to court, placing the employer in the strongest litigation posture. Ms. Judish represents private-sector employers, nonprofit organizations – including trade associations, 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, and credentialing and certification organizations – and government contractors. Her nonprofit practice includes advice on governance, ADA accessibility issues, and due process requirements for members and certificants, as well as employment issues. Ms. Judish is a co-author, with Jerald Jacobs, of the Certification and Accreditation Law Handbook (3d ed.). Ms. Judish graduated from Harvard Law School and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.