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  • August 2010

Young Lawyers Network

Young Lawyers CLE Programs at the 2010 Joint Fall Meeting

Meetings are a great way to get connected, get educated and get the most from your membership! Join us for the Young Lawyers CLE programs on September 24, 2010 in Toronto, ON, sponsored by the ABA Tax Section's Young Lawyers Forum (YLF) and their Diversity Committee. There will be a networking reception after the programs.

Friday, September 24, 2010

4:00 p.m.
Are You (Too) Confident About Your Tax Opinions? 
Feel confident about your tax advice?  This speaker will discuss the hierarchy of tax opinion confidence levels, the degree of protection from penalties for the taxpayer at each level, and the impact of Circular 230 on practitioners providing tax opinions.
MODERATOR:  Derek Disbrow, Smith Hanley Consulting Group, Kenilworth, NJ
SPEAKER:  Bob Woodward, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA

5:00 p.m.
Diversity: A Comparative Analysis of the Canadian and U.S. Tax Bars
This panel will explore diversity issues encountered in the Canadian tax practice as contrasted with diversity issues in the U.S. tax practice. Panelists from the Canadian and U.S. tax bench and bar will discuss issues including: how the definition of "diverse" differs between the two countries; how diversity issues are viewed and approached by tax attorneys (and the bench) in each of the two countries; the level of diversity in the tax practice in each country, and its impact on the practice as a whole; and best practices for increasing the number of diverse tax practitioners and judges in each country.
MODERATOR: Cathy Fung, Attorney, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Financial Institutions & Products), IRS, Washington, DC.
PANELISTS: Professor Vern Krishna, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Vanessa A. Scott, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, DC.

5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception


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