There are many wonderful reasons to be a member of the ABA – Section of Taxation, including the Tax Section’s commitment to pro bono and outreach especially its education efforts with its people and its purse to work on the front lines with less fortunate and vulnerable neighbors across America. I can say without hesitation the ABA not only talks the talk, but it walks the walk. Indeed we are partnering with the ABA Civil Rights and Social Justice Section to present a free webinar on October 24 during pro bono week 2016. Tax justice at its best. I am a proud ABA tax justice passion warrior, join us in our efforts to help others as it is the gift that keeps on giving … We can, do, and will make a difference in the lives of countless American families.
Register here for Free ABA Tax and Social Justice CLE
20 Years After ‘The End of Welfare:’ Workfare Delivered Through Federal and State EITC Systems
Date: October 24, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:35 PM ET
Sponsors: Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the Section of Taxation
In 1996, the government “ended welfare as we know it.” Twenty years later most government assistance generally requires work. The most significant workfare program today is the Earned Income Tax Credit delivered to taxpayers and their families through federal and state income tax systems. Panelists will look at the historical performance of the EITC, statistics on how and whom it has helped, and what efforts could improve its success in mitigating poverty and income inequality. As lawyers, we must continue to think critically about access to justice, including economic and tax justice. Panelists will discuss the benefits and burdens of the delivery of antipoverty benefits through complicated federal and state income tax systems causing millions of low-income taxpayers to use paid, but unregulated tax preparers.
Marilyn J. Harbor, ABA – Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Senior Assistant Attorney General, General Counsel Division, Tax & Finance Oregon Department of Justice, Salem, OR
Professor Francine J. Lipman, ABA – Section of Taxation, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Alexandra Thornton, Senior Director, Tax Policy, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC
Michael Best, Senior Policy Advocate, Consumer Federation of America, Washington, DC
FREE for Section of Taxation Members
FREE ABA Member*
FREE Young Lawyers
FREE Government / Academic / Non-Profit
FREE All other registrants
FREE Full-time J.D., LL.M., or M.T. Candidates (No CLE Credit/Webcast Only)
Registration includes an mp3 audio recording that is available within one week following the program date.
Law Student registrants, who are current nonmembers, will also receive complimentary membership to the ABA and the Section of Taxation.