Sunday, January 30, 2005
Tax Profs received two prestigious awards at the just-concluded ABA Mid-Year Meeting in San Diego:
The ABA Tax Section Pro Bono Award is presented each year to an individual lawyer or law firm who has demonstrated outstanding and sustained commitment to pro bono (free) legal services, particularly with respect to federal and state tax law.
"Diana Leyden's efforts on behalf of low income families bring honor to her and are in the best tradition of pro bono assistance by lawyers," said Kenneth W. Gideon, Section Chair. "We are proud to recognize her efforts with this award."
Leyden . . . has been actively involved in pro bono activities throughout her legal career. As Director of the University of Connecticut School of Law Tax Clinic, Leyden trains and supervises law students representing low- income taxpayers in federal and state tax controversies.
Nolan Fellows are younger tax lawyers who are actively involved in the Section and have demonstrated leadership qualities. "This year's Nolan Fellows are again an outstanding group of young tax lawyers," said Kenneth W. Gideon, Section Chair. "We are proud to recognize their contributions to our Section and our profession." Each one-year fellowship includes the waiver of meeting registration fees and assistance with travel to some section meetings.
The other 2005 Nolan Fellows are: