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ABA Tax Section Seeking Nominations For Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award

Posted on Nov. 13, 2017

The ABA Tax Section is accepting nominations for its annual award given to an individual or law firm for sustained and outstanding achievements in pro bono activities in the tax law. Nominations will be accepted until December 8th. Information about the straightforward submission process and a listing of the criteria for both firms and individuals can be found here.

The award is named after the late Professor Janet Spragens, who was a pioneer in the tax clinic movement and a mentor to me when I started teaching and directing a tax clinic over 20 years ago.

For those of you who did not have the pleasure of knowing Janet, a wonderful tribute to her from Nancy Abramowitz, her longtime colleague at American University, can be found here. One of my professional highlights was accepting the award on Janet’s behalf when I was able to share with the Tax Section my thoughts on Janet.

I know Janet would be pleased with the work that so many are doing to make the tax system fairer and more accessible.

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