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June 09, 2016 Section News

2016–2018 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellows

The Section of Taxation is pleased to announce the 2016–2018 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship class.

Laura LaPrade, a recent graduate of the University of the District Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, will be working with Community Tax Aid, Inc., in Washington, DC.  Laura will provide tax representation and educational outreach to low-income individuals in the nation’s capital.

Catherine Strouse, who earned her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law and her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego Law School, will work with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego to provide state and federal tax representation to San Diego’s veteran population.

The Public Service Fellowship program was developed in 2008 to address the need for tax legal assistance, and to foster an interest in tax-related public service among those individuals who participate. In 2013, the Public Service Fellowship was re-named the Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship in honor of the late Christine A. Brunswick, the Section’s former Executive Director. Christine was a strong proponent of the Tax Section’s role in advancing pro bono and public service and fostering a fair and equitable tax system. Under her leadership, the Section has devoted significant resources to further that goal.

Support the Section’s Public Service Efforts with a Contribution to the TAPS Endowment

Through the Tax Assistance Public Service (TAPS) endowment fund, the Section of Taxation seeks to provide stable, long-term funding for its tax-related public service programs.  The TAPS endowment fund will primarily support the Christine A.  Brunswick Public Service Fellowship program.  The Public Service Fellowship program provides two-year fellowships for recent law school graduates working for non-profit organizations offering tax-related legal assistance to underserved communities.  Consider giving to the TAPS endowment fund today.  Your generous support will help ensure that the Section can continue its mission to provide legal assistance to those in need.