The Section of Taxation Pro Bono Award Committee is seeking nominations for the 2021 Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award.
This award was established in 2002 to recognize one or more individuals or law firms for outstanding and sustained achievements in pro bono activities in tax law. In 2007 the award was renamed in honor of the late Janet Spragens, who received the award in 2006 in recognition of her dedication to the development of low income taxpayer clinics throughout the United States.
The Janet Spragens Pro Bono award is given to an individual or law firm for sustained and outstanding achievements in pro bono activities in the tax law.
The criteria for selection of an individual recipient of the award are that (i) the individual be a tax lawyer, whether living or deceased; (ii) the individual is or was a member of the Section of Taxation; and (iii) the individual has, through years of service, demonstrated an ongoing commitment to pro bono activities, particularly in the areas of federal and state taxation.
The criteria for selection of a law firm recipient are that (i) the law firm includes members of the Section of Taxation; and (ii) the law firm has, through years of service of its attorneys, demonstrated an ongoing commitment to pro bono activities, particularly in the areas of federal and state taxation.
The nomination form can be found here. The due date is Monday, November 30, 2020, to firstname.lastname@example.org, but please contact Meg Newman, at email@example.com if you would like to submit a nomination after the deadline. All nominations will be maintained in confidence by the Pro Bono Award Committee.