2013 Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award Recipients
The Section of Taxation congratulates the 2013 Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award recipients Mark Moreau, Co-Executive Director, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans, LA, and Carlton Smith, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Both have made extraordinary pro bono contributions to low income taxpayers throughout the United States.
This award was established in 2002 to recognize one or more individuals or law firms for outstanding and sustained achievements in pro bono activities in the tax law. In 2007 the award was renamed in honor of the late Janet R. Spragens, who received the award in 2006 in recognition of her dedication to the development of low income taxpayer clinics throughout the United States.
The criteria for selection of an individual recipient of the award are: (i) the individual be a tax lawyer, whether living or deceased; (ii) the individual is or was a member of the Section of Taxation; and (iii) the individual has, through years of service, demonstrated an ongoing commitment to pro bono activities, particularly in the area of Federal and state taxation.
The criteria for selection of a law firm recipient are that: (i) the law firm includes members of the Section of Taxation; and (ii) the law firm has, through years of service of its attorneys, demonstrated an ongoing commitment to pro bono activities, particularly in the area of Federal and state taxation.