2017 Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award
The Section of Taxation is pleased to announce the 2017 Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award recipient, C. Wells Hall, III.
Wells is a partner at the Charlotte office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. 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.