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Updates and events from the Taxation Section

The Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association cordially invites tax law students to mix and mingle with local tax professionals! Read more
Tax law is a highly specialized field affecting numerous areas of the legal profession. From bankruptcy to real estate, employee benefits to tax litigation, CLA’s Tax Section members have dedicated themselves to serving a diverse array of clients. This also means they oftentimes work with lawyers in other legal realms. Read more
We are excited to bring to you the two-day 2024 Estate and Gift Tax Conference at UC Law San Francisco, March 21-22, 2024. Featured are 17 fantastic sessions with expert panelists that will cover an array of topics centered on your practice Read more
This presentation is a hybrid (in-person and Zoom) event intended to encourage young tax lawyers to explore career opportunities in the government. Representatives from OTA, FTB, and the IRS will discuss their career paths, current job opportunities, and interview skills. Read more
Save the Date for the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Tax Bar and Tax Policy Conference! Join us at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Palm Springs from November 1-3, 2023. Read more
For over 30 years, the Taxation Section (first as part of the California Bar Association, and now part of the California Lawyers Association) has sent an annual delegation to bring California tax lawyers and their ideas to Washington, D.C. Delegates are members from the Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Section who share their ideas and engage in lively discussions with key tax officials and staff members from the following government offices, depending on availability and interest: Read more
This program explores the CDTFA appeals, settlement, and Offer in Compromise (OIC) processes. Read more
Gain insights into how the California Employment Development Department is currently handling employment audits and using AB 5 (CA’s Independent Contractor Law) in their audits. Read more
Free hybrid event! Earn 1.0 Hour Self Study Credit and Legal specialization in Taxation Law on your Microsoft form. Attorneys must track their own hours for self-study activities. We do not provide Certificates. Read more
While not an episode of Schoolhouse Rock!, California Lawyers Association’s recent foray into the judicial process could be the premise for the catchy after-school cartoon. The Ninth Circuit case of In re Grand Jury[2] provided an opportunity for the Taxation Section on behalf of CLA to draft three amicus briefs that eventually culminated in oral argument before the United States Supreme Court (the “Supreme Court”), truly a government lesson on how a case reaches the Marble Palace. For CLA, it proved to be an excellent vehicle to advocate for an issue of particular importance to its members and the clients they represent concerning one of the oldest legal tenants: the attorney-client privilege.  Read more

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