The American Bar Association Section of Taxation has selected its 2023–2025 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellows:
Hannah Stephan, a graduate of University of Minnesota Law School, works at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid in Minneapolis, Minnesota expanding the services of the LITC throughout Minnesota to immigrants, rural residents, survivors of domestic violence and other populations that are difficult to reach, using strategic partnerships, “pop-up clinics”, and Justice Buses.
Mohit Mookim, a graduate of Stanford Law School, works at the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) in Oakland, California helping new socially minded organizations receiving assistance from SELC’s Resilient Communities Legal Cafe to address tax issues and establishing resources for established philanthropic organizations around the tax implications of funding nontraditional organizations.
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. In 2013, the fellowship was re-named the Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship in honor of the late Christine Brunswick, the Section’s former Executive Director for over 20 years. Christine was a strong proponent of advancing public service efforts in tax law and fostering a fair and equitable tax system. Under her leadership, the Tax Section devoted significant resources to further that goal.
The Fellowships provide funding for the fellows’ salaries and benefits, as well as law school debt assistance, by means of charitable contributions to the sponsoring organizations. All applications were reviewed, and the successful applicants selected, by the Section’s Public Service Fellowship Committee. The Section awards as many as two fellowships each year.
The Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship is funded by the Tax Assistance Public Service (TAPS) Endowment fund. For more information on the TAPS Endowment fund, including how to contribute, please click here.