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 awards a Public Interest Stipend in the amount of $4,800 to one or more students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M program. The NTLC will review and evaluate each applicant based on his or her academic record and the potential that the stipend will advance the applicant’s practical experience. The Section will give priority to applicants who intend to practice law in Oregon and become active members in the OSB Taxation Section upon completion of their J.D. or LL.M degrees.

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 2021 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
  • El Programa Hispano Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of Catholic Charities
  • 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.

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