February 05, 2019

Assist Service Members

Service members at a 2012 VITA event at a military base.

Service members at a 2012 VITA event at a military base.

Adopt-A-Base

The Tax Section has a partnership with the Armed Forces and the IRS to provide training to military VITA volunteers on bases across the country. The military VITA volunteers are service members who prepare returns for other service members and their families.

As part of the Section’s commitment to pro bono services for our service members, the Section works to recruit law firms or groups of individuals to adopt a local base to provide this important tax training (3-5 days in December or January, depending on the base). Find more information on this challenging and rewarding Pro Bono Opportunity and answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

If you are interested in becoming involved with Adopt-A-Base, please contact the Section at tax@americanbar.org.

Introduction to Adopt-A-Base

IRS Expectations for Law Firms

Program Participants Share Their Experiences

Slides from Adopt-A-Base Training Webinar November 29, 2018

ABA Military Pro Bono Project

The Section encourages all Section members to join the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. This program offers two different pro bono opportunities:

  1. Register to be contacted by the ABA Military Pro Bono Project with opportunities to provide pro bono assistance to military families directly when cases arise.
  2. Register to join Operation Stand-By to volunteer time to provide advice to military attorneys on issues relating to your specific expertise.