August 08, 2019 People in Tax Podcast

Valerie Vlasenko, Jonathan Strouse, Amy Spivey, and Karen Hawkins

Valerie Vlasenko

In S01E02, James Creech and Valerie Vlasenko discuss learning to speak at professional meetings, mentorship, pro bono work, and professional networking. (Interview at the 2019 Midyear Tax Meeting, New Orleans, LA.)

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Jonathan Strouse

In S01E03, James Creech and Jonathan Strouse discuss the benefits of tax meetings, planning meeting panels, how young lawyers can get involved in panels, and what makes an engaging speaker. (Interview at the 2019 Midyear Tax Meeting, New Orleans, LA.)

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Amy Spivey

In S01E04, James Creech and Amy Spivey discuss attending a tax meeting for the first time, learning about pro bono work, running a low-income taxpayer clinic, cohosting a tax radio show, running calendar calls, and supporting the Tax Assistance Public Service endowment fund. (Interview at the 2019 Midyear Tax Meeting, New Orleans, LA.)

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Karen Hawkins

In S01E05, James Creech and Karen Hawkins discuss the launch of the pro bono calendar call program, the first 6015(f) standalone case, and the legislative response. 

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In S01E06, they discuss working with Tax Court judges, building a practice through networking at Tax Section meetings, and advice on how to take advantage of speaking opportunities. 

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(Interviews at the 2019 Midyear Tax Meeting, New Orleans, LA.) ■