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New Orleans, Louisiana welcomes the Section of Taxation to the 2009 Midyear Meeting, January 8-10, 2009. Join us and take advantage of the opportunity to meet with the country’s leading attorneys and government officials to discuss the latest federal tax policies, initiatives, regulations, legislative forecasts and planning ideas. In addition, you will have the opportunity to earn valuable CLE and ethics credits and network with Tax Section members and government guests. The Sheraton New Orleans will serve as the host hotel.

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To purchase audio recordings of the seminar proceedings, please contact DCP at (630) 963-8311 or visit their website at

Meeting Highlights

Thursday, January 8th
5:30pm - 6:30pm

The Section is hosting a Welcome Reception for all attendees on Thursday evening, January 8th, from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Make arrangements to come early and meet with your colleagues and with new Section members, swap business cards and discuss current topics of the day. We look forward to seeing you there! 

(Ticketed Event; Registration Required)

Friday, January 9th
6:30pm – 8:00pm
The Section is pleased to announce that the Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award will be given at the Section Luncheon/Plenary Session which will be on Saturday, January 10th from 12:30pm – 2:00pm at the Sheraton New Orleans. In addition, the current 2008-2009 Nolan Fellows will be recognized and the newly appointed 2009-2010 Nolan Fellows will be announced.

The ABA Section of Taxation is pleased to offer “one stop shopping” for all VITA Certification at the 2009 Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Representatives of the IRS will be present at the meeting to provide hands-on training for members interested in volunteering to prepare individual income tax returns for the 2009 filing season through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Members will be able to obtain their required certifications to become VITA volunteers by taking the online examinations in one or more of the four IRS “Link & Learn” modules, i.e., Basic, Wage Earner, Pension Earner and Military.  All training is free-of-charge to attendees.

Training will be held on Friday from 8:30am – 5:30pm and Saturday from 8:30am – 12:30pm.  To register, please visit



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New Orleans is vibrant as ever and we encourage you to join us - CLICK HERE to find out more about the meeting!