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Monday, October 10, 2011

ABA Tax Section Seeks Nominations for Janet R. Spragens Pro Bono Award

ABA Tax Section The ABA Tax Section is soliciting nominations for the 2012 Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award to be presented at the January 2012 Midyear Meeting in San Diego. The award recognizes one or more individuals or law firms that have provided meritorious pro bono service in the representation of low-income taxpayers:

The award may be based upon any of the following criteria:

  • Handling a significant number of tax controversies for low-income taxpayers on a pro bono basis over an extended period of time, or intensive involvement over a limited time with significant impact
  • Voluntarily forming, operating or participating in organizations, such as low-income taxpayer clinics (LITCs) devoted to representation of low-income taxpayers, particularly if such participation is over an extended period
  • Formation, supervision and participation in programs to assist tax controversies, including “attorney of the day” programs for the Tax Court
  • Mentoring law students and other individuals who work for LITCs
  • Preparation of resource materials for LITCs and other low-income programs
  • Providing pro bono legal assistance to tax-exempt organizations, especially those formed to help low-income taxpayers

Please submit nominations on the online nomination form by November 14, 2011.

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