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June 01, 2017 News & Announcements

2017-2019 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow

The Section has selected Catherine Martin as its 2017-2019 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow.  During her two-year Fellowship, Catherine will be working with Community Legal Services, Inc., in Philadelphia, PA, to provide legal representation to low-income Philadelphians facing tax foreclosure of their properties.

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.