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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2017 ABA Tax Section Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award

HallPress Release,  Wells Hall Receives 2017 ABA Section of Taxation Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award:

The American Bar Association Section of Taxation presented its annual Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award to C. Wells Hall III of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, during the Section’s Plenary Luncheon on January 21, 2017. ...

Wells served as Section Vice-Chair, Pro Bono and Outreach, from 2013 to 2016. During his tenure in that position, Wells championed programs to increase pro bono participation among Section membership and to increase access to tax assistance for low-income and underserved populations.

Among other efforts, Wells was a driving force behind the Section’s “Adopt-A-Base” program, through which tax attorneys provide military VITA training to servicemen and women on military bases throughout the country. Under Wells’s leadership, the Adopt-A-Base program expanded from two bases in 2013 to 47 bases in the current filing season. Wells himself provided instruction at three installations last year.

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