Saturday, June 13, 2015
JOBS: Qualified Tax Expert, Low Income Tax Clinic, Columbus Community Legal Services, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
Qualified Tax Expert, Low Income Tax Clinic
Columbus Community Legal Services
Columbus School of Law
The Catholic University of America
Columbus Community Legal Services, the clinical program of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America welcomes applicants for the Clinical Supervising Attorney-Qualified Tax Expert position in its Low Income Tax Clinic (LITC). The successful candidate will represent clients and teach law students. The LITC is the newest of four clinics comprising Columbus Community Legal Services, one of the District of Columbia’s oldest legal services providers. Experience in a clinical environment—either as a law student or as teacher—is strongly preferred. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to working with low income individuals.
Responsibilities of the LITC QTE will include:
- Provide law students with closely supervised agency and courtroom experience on behalf of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia residents on personal federal and local income tax matters
- Provide law students with practical instruction on federal and local income tax law, Internal Revenue Service regulations and procedures, and United States Tax Court rules and procedures
- Expose law students to the opportunities of providing pro bono services to needy individuals in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia
- Develop and conduct limited advice and referral clinics for Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia residents on a range of personal federal and local income tax matters
- Develop and conduct community education outreach programs for Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia organizations, their members, and fellow practitioners on a range of personal federal and local income tax matters
- Provide low-income Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia residents with direct case representation before the United States Tax Court, the Internal Revenue Service and local tax authorities
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- A Juris Doctor degree
- A license to practice law in the District of Columbia, or be eligible and willing to waive into the District of Columbia Bar
- Admitted or eligible to be admitted to the United States Tax Court
- A commitment to instructing and supervising law students
- A working knowledge of personal federal income tax law
- A mature, self-starter, with an ability to work independently
- Ability to work collaboratively with others
- A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice
Compensation: The position is full-time with a salary of up to $50,000 plus benefits, which include medical insurance and other benefits.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting July 3, 2015 or until filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2015, although a later start is possible.
For more information contact Paul Kurth at 202-319-6788.