Public Service Stipend

New Tax Lawyer Committee

Public Service Stipend

The OSB Taxation Section and the New Tax Lawyer Committee (NTLC) seek to advance public service efforts in tax law and provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience through funding a public interest summer stipend.

Each year, the OSB Taxation Section donates funds in the amount of $5,000 to one or more students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M program who choose to work with NTLC Program Partners.  The program offers two $2,500 stipends or one $5,000 stipend.  If only one student meets the criteria, $5,000 will be awarded to the eligible student.

In addition to the stipend, the Section will arrange to provide a mentor for each stipend recipient from the Section’s membership. The mentor will provide guidance for the duration of the position. The Section will also invite the recipient(s) to participate in any events and meetings, including the annual Oregon Tax Institute, which occur during the course of the stipend and the subsequent academic year.

The awardee(s) must serve in a position involving taxation or the administration of tax law with a pre-selected non-profit organization, state agency, or state court (Stipend Program Partners) in order to receive the stipend.

Stipend Program Partners

The Stipend Program Partners currently include:

  • Tax and Finance Section of the Oregon Department of Justice
  • Oregon Tax Court
  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Lewis and Clark Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • Oregon Law Center
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Other partners may be considered by the NTLC upon advance request

Since stipends are available only to individuals who serve in positions with Stipend Program Partners, an interested applicant must apply to one or more Stipend Program Partner for a position and must separately apply to the Taxation Section for the public interest stipend.

Student must apply through the Oregon State Bar.   Follow the link below for more information.

Oregon State Bar