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March 15, 2023 CHAIR CHAT

Episode 29: Francine J. Lipman & Elaine Maag

This week's Chair Chat features a discussion with UNLV William S. Boyd Professor of Law Francine J. Lipman and Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center Senior Fellow Elaine Maag, as they discuss the Child Tax Credit's antipoverty relief. Watch the full chat below!

This Bar year, Section Chair Juan R. Thomas will host esteemed guests and colleagues for a weekly Chair Chat. This platform is designed to bring together legal scholars, advocates, thought leaders and activists committed to fighting for social justice, protecting our democracy, and upholding the rule of law, and to share strategies for tackling the existing and emerging civil rights issues facing our country. 

Guest Speaker

  • Francine J. Lipman, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law; Vice Chair, Economic Justice Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Elaine Maag, Senior Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute


  • Juan R. Thomas, Chair, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Of Counsel, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.


Increasing Family Complexity and Volatility: The Difficulty in Determining Child Tax Benefits | Tax Policy Center

 Understanding Yearly Changes in Family Structure and Income and Their Impact on Tax Credits | Tax Policy Center

The Child Tax Credit Grows Up to Lift Millions of Children Out of Poverty | Tax Policy Center

Many Adults with Lower Income Prefer Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments | Tax Policy Center

Does The Child Tax Credit Reduce Child Poverty Or Discourage Work? | Tax Policy Center

Expanding the Child Tax Credit Could Lift Millions of Children out of Poverty | Urban Institute

Pandemic Tax Relief Pummels Child Poverty: Time to Make It Permanent | Human Rights Magazine

Nuts and Bolts of the 2021 Advanced, Enhanced Child Tax Credit | Tax Notes

Child Tax Credit ReduxTax Notes

Tax Audits, Economics, and RacismOxford University Press

Effects of President Biden’s Proposal to Expand the Child Tax Credit | Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

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