Fulbright Receives ABA Section of Taxation Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award
January 19, 2011
The American Bar Association (ABA) recently awarded Fulbright with the Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award for the numerous pro bono services that Fulbright's Tax Department has provided to the community.
Fulbright partner William Lee will accept the award on behalf of Fulbright at the ABA Section of Taxation's midyear meeting in Boca Raton on January 22, 2011.
Established in 2002, the ABA Section of Taxation Pro Bono Award was created to recognize providers of significant pro bono tax services. This is the first time that a law firm, rather than an individual tax practitioner, has been given this award.
Fulbright's pro bono tax services included support and services to the Tax Court Calendar Call Program in which Fulbright tax attorneys provided advice and counsel to pro se taxpayers at the U.S. Tax Court calendar calls. Fulbright tax attorneys also helped members of the armed forces with their estate planning documents and participated in the Low Income Tax Clinic.
Fulbright's strong commitment to pro bono work is also reflected by Fulbright tax attorneys' membership on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including:
· Texas Medical Center
· M.D. Anderson Foundation
· Memorial Hermann Healthcare System,
· Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Counsel,
· Greater Houston Community Foundation,
· Star of Hope Mission
· Ronald McDonald House, and
· Many other organizations.
Learn more about Fulbright's pro bono efforts at: http://www.fulbright.com/probono.
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