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Building on Extraordinary Work

Current Chair Joan C. Arnold

By Joan C. Arnold, Current Chair

This has been a time of both extraordinary activity and introspection for the Tax Section. On the activity side, we concluded a very successful Virtual 2020 Fall Tax Meeting with more than 1,700 registrants, as compared to a typical in-person fall meeting that has averaged 500-600 registrants. We opened the meeting with a tribute to Professor Marty Ginsburg and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, focusing on how On the Basis of Sex arose from a tax case. It was bittersweet, as Justice Ginsburg passed away just two weeks before the tribute, but her family asked that we carry on with the program we had recorded prior to her passing. Their son, James Ginsburg, did a wonderful job of “channeling” his father as he narrated parts of the program. We then offered more than 50 hours of CLE as well as networking opportunities, including the Women in Tax Forum Community and Conversation event, a State and Local Tax Committee roundtable, a Civil and Criminal Penalties Committee networking event, and a closing plenary session reflecting on the implementation of the Taxpayer First Act.

For those who registered for the meeting, the recordings and material of all of the CLE sessions are available through the end of 2020...
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Joan C. Arnold
Chair, ABA Section of Taxation

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