Friday, February 9, 2007
I previously blogged the Wall Street Journal's front page story on the efforts by Donald Korb, Chief Counsel of the IRS, to recuit law students to begin their tax careers at the IRS. The Chief Counsel has supplied me with a variety of resources to help get the word out about the wonderful opportunity the Chief Counsel's Office provides to launch a tax career:
- A Great Place to Start (Publication 4063): a 21-page brochure outlining the career opportunities at the Office of Chief Counsel, as well as bios of some of the famous tax lawyers who began their careers in the office, including:
- Sheldon Cohen (former Senior Tax Counsel at Morgan Lewis and former IRS Commissioner)
- Pamela Olson (Tax Partner at Skadden; former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy)
- Ronald Pearlman (Tax Professor at Georgetown; former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy)
- Office of Chief Counsel Locations: a glossy map showing the 52 Chief Counsel field locations, as well as a chart listing the functions performed in each office
In addition, I have posted on YouTube (in two parts) the Chief Counsel's excellent recruitment video:
I was planning on blogging this next week, but I was outed by Robert Ambrogi who blogged about the recruitment videos today, and noted:
It is unclear whether the IRS posted these videos directly or whether an intermediary put them up. If the IRS was the source, kudos to it for bringing government recruiting a step forward.
I was delighted to serve as the intermediary and applaud the Chief Counsel's efforts at casting a wide recruitment net.