An interactive workshop for pro bono attorneys, non-profit directors, pro bono managers, coordinators, and their staff. Sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Initiative.
Registration is now closed. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Robert Mathis for availability: email@example.com, (517) 346-6412, or (800) 968-1442 ext. 6412.
Location: State Bar of Michigan, 306 Townsend St, Lansing
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: This training is offered free of charge and lunch will be provided
This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity to network and learn, with a primary focus on recruiting and increasing the effective participation of pro bono attorneys and successfully and efficiently managing pro bono programs.
Session topics will include:
- Pro Bono Assessment Report
- Pro Bono News and Update
- Strategies to Expand and Improve Pro Bono
- Recruitment and Management of a Successful Pro Bono Program
- Using Technology to Enhance Your Pro Bono Program
Tax Law Training
Sponsored by the SBM Pro Bono Initiative and Taxation Section, in partnership with the Low Income Tax Payer Clinics at the MSU and U of M Law Schools
Expand your Legal Expertise & Earning Potential—Learn How to Handle a Tax Law Case
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Live at the Lansing Campus of Cooley Law School, and a simultaneous webcast at Cooley's Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids campuses
Cost: FREE with commitment to accept a pro bono tax case
The training is free of charge with the commitment to accept a pro bono tax law case referral within six months from the PBI Michigan Litigation Assistance Partnership Program (MI-LAPP).
The training, provided by law school professors with many years of hands-on tax law experience, will provide the basics for handling a tax case, and overview the extensive reference and mentoring resources that will be available to attorneys participating in the program.
Eligible tax case referrals will include the following issues:
- IRS liens and levies
- Offers in compromise
- Installment agreements
- Innocent and injured spouse relief
- Collection due process hearings and appeal conferences
- Poverty exemptions
- Tax audits
- Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) issues
This is a great opportunity to expand your legal expertise and earning potential. This training is excellent for attorneys who are new to the area of tax law, or experienced attorneys looking for a refresher course.