Florida Bar Tax Section Fellowships

The Florida Bar Tax Section is stripping away some barriers holding new tax lawyers back from participating in the section-offered conferences and CLE events. Starting this spring, the section’s New Tax Lawyers Committee will offer two-year fellowships to two young tax attorneys annually. Committee Co-chairs Steve Hadjilogiou and Caryn Smith said the section has committed $5,000 per year to fund two fellowships to help recruit young lawyers. The money is meant to offset travel expenses to Tax Section meetings in Amelia Island, Ft. Lauderdale, and Orlando.

Lawyers with less than 10 years of practice, or under the age of 36, are eligible. Fellows will be expected to attend meetings, write articles on tax topics for The Florida Bar Journal or Tax Section Bulletin, and/or speak at Tax Section events, and they will be matched with local, seasoned mentors in their practice areas. Hadjilogiou said he hoped fellows might also consider helping to expand the section’s growing local lunch-and-learn and social events throughout the state.

Applications can be downloaded from the section’s website. The deadline is March 15, 2009.