2003 Founders' Celebration Events

Fifth Annual Workshop on Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

(Co-Sponsored by the ABA Section of Taxation)
April 11, 2003

This Conference Has Been Approved by the IRS As An Appropriate LITC Grant Expense

Schedule of Events


8:15 - 9:00 am

9:00-9:15 am
Welcoming Remarks
Hon. B. John Williams, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service

9:15-10:15 am
PANEL I: The President’s Tax Agenda and Low Income Taxpayers
The Treasury Proposals, Budget Initiatives, and the Balance of Equities among Income Classes
Andrew Pike, Chair

Coffee Break

10:30-11:45 am
PANEL 2: The Cost of Paying Taxes: Tax Preparers and Related Tax Issues
Regulation of Preparers, RALs, E-file Initiatives
Janet Spragens, Chair

12:00-1:45 pm Lunch
Luncheon Speaker: Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS
Lunch has been underwritten with a generous grant from the Federal Bar Association

2:00-3:00 pm
PANEL 3: Working With the Tax Court
Calendar Dates, Student Practice Agreements, Representation on the day of a Calendar; CDP and OIC Jurisdictional Issues
Hon. Peter Panuthos, Chair

Refreshment Break

3:15–5:00 pm
PANEL 4: Break Out Sessions: Academic and Non Academic LITC’s
Elizabeth Maresca, Chair
Susan Morgenstern, Chair

5:00-7:00 pm Reception
This reception has been underwritten by a generous grant from the Law Firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


9:00-10:30 am
PANEL 5: Administrative Issues Under the LITC Program
Applying for Grant Funds, Required filings for Grantees, Recordkeeping, TIGTA audits, Matching funds
Beverly Smith, Chair

Coffee Break

10:45-12:00 pm
PANEL 6: Clinical Issues in Simulation
Nancy Abramowitz, Chair

Lunch (On Your Own)

2:00-4:30 pm
PANEL 7: A Roundtable on the EITC Pre-Certification Proposal
Nina Olson, Chair

Featured Speakers & Faculty
(partial list)

Nancy Abramowitz
Leslie Book
James Dennis
Robert Greenstein
Elizabeth Maresca
David Marzahl
Susan Morgenstern
Nina Olson
Pamela F. Olson
Peter Panuthos
Andrew Pike
Anita Horn Rizek
Beverly Smith
Janet Spragens
Robert Weinberger
B. John Williams