The Section of Taxation is pleased to announce the 2018-2020 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship class.
Anastassia Kolosova will be working with the Accounting Aid Society, in Detroit, Michigan, to conduct outreach and education activities for specific vulnerable populations in Detroit and expand the organization’s ability to provide legal representation to low-income taxpayers.
Omeed Firouzi will be working with Philadelphia Legal Assistance to provide education and legal assistance to workers misclassified as independent contractors and conduct advocacy and awareness efforts to decrease the practice among employers in Philadelphia.
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 devoted significant resources to further that goal. The Fellowship is funded by the Tax Assistance Public Service (TAPS) endowment fund. ■
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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.