Tuesday, May 24, 2022

CLEA Outstanding Student Awards: Maryland's Fasika Delessa

CLEA Outstanding Clinical Student or Team Award: The University of Maryland Carey School of Law is thrilled to announce that Fasika Delessa, a student in the Low Income Tax Clinic, received the 2022 CLEA student award. Over the course of her 2 semesters in the clinic, Ms. Delessa helped negotiate Currently Non-Collectible status for a 61-year-old client, who is a caregiver for her mother who has dementia, filed an amended return for a barber whose income was decimated by COVID-19 that lowered his tax bill from $37,000 to $4000 and negotiated restoration of a nursing license for a client whose license was being withheld for non-payment of taxes. 


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