June 14, 2019 Section News & Announcements

2019–2021 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellows

The Section of Taxation is pleased to announce the 2019-2021 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship class.

  • Evan Phoenix will work with the tax clinic at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles on a project aimed at assisting service members and reducing barriers for ESL taxpayers.
  • Andre Robinson will work with the Low-Income Tax Clinic at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans, Louisiana to provide education and tax services to taxpayers returning to society after being incarcerated and micro and small businesses owners.

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.

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 primarily supports 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.


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