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Tax Diversity Initiatives

The Tax Section is committed to its continued efforts to make the Section and tax bar a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment. Please learn more about our on-going efforts below.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

Updated in 2023 by the Diversity in the Profession Committee. The plan ensures DEI is ingrained into all aspects of the association and in all levels, from membership to committee work to our meetings. The Section strives to create a welcoming, safe space for all individuals. In conjunction with the ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center, the Section seeks to ensure that diversity is at the forefront of all that we do.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Meeting Scholarships

The Section is proud to offer DEI meeting scholarships for our three Section meetings: Midyear, May, and Fall. Scholarships cover all travel, hotel, and registration costs and are open to both members and non-members. The scholarship aims to provide access to our meetings to historically underrepresented individuals. Please visit the DEI meeting scholarship page to learn more including upcoming deadlines and requirements for being considered.

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Diversity in the Profession Committee

The Diversity in the Profession Committee (DIPC) is responsible for the Section’s efforts to attract and retain diverse professionals in tax. This includes, establishing relationships with historically black colleges and universities, working with Loretta Collins Argrett Fellows and Section D&I scholarship recipients to ensure diverse voices are heard, investigating systemic barriers of entry into the law profession and how the Section may break down these obstacles, and pursuing the possibility of creating Section Diversity Awards.

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Diversity Committee

The primary goals of the Diversity Committee are (i) to provide lawyers of color, women lawyers, LGBT lawyers, young lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and lawyers from diverse backgrounds with opportunities to become involved in the ABA Section of Taxation and in the leadership of the Diversity Committee and other ABA Section of Taxation committees and (ii) to present programs on diverse areas of tax.

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Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship

Named after the trailblazer, Loretta Collins Argrett, the Argrett Fellowship launched in 2022 with its inaugural class of eight Fellows. Each year, the Section will award Fellows, in an effort to infuse diverse individuals into the Section and tax bar. Fellows receive complimentary ABA and Tax Section membership, complimentary registration to Section meetings and CLE webinars, hotel and travel coverage for the three Section meetings, two dedicated mentors, and monthly introductory webinars to provide a background on the Section and membership. Please visit the Fellowship page to learn more about applying and to view upcoming deadlines.

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Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Endowment Fund

The Tax Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (JDEI) Fund is a permanent endowment within the American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (FJE). Charitable donations to the ABA FJE are tax deductible within the limits of the law. Investment revenue from the Tax JDEI Fund will provide stable, long-term funding for Section’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and provides direct funding for the Argrett Fellowship. Learn more about what your donation supports and donate today!

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