US Tax Court Calendar - New York, NY Session (Pro Bono Volunteers)
Monday, October 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
NYCLA - U.S. Tax Court Calendar Call Pro Bono Program.
The U.S. Tax Court Calendar Call Pro Bono Program provides counseling to self represented taxpayers seeking advice in the area of tax law at calendar call sessions of the U.S. Tax Court conducted in New York. Self represented taxpayers are advised by volunteers while appearing pro se before the U.S. Tax Court. Volunteers may be asked to consult with pro se petitioners regarding the merits of their cases and evaluate any settlement proposals from the Internal Revenue Service, act as a communicator or mediator between the parties in an effort to assist in resolving the case and provide procedural advice to pro se petitioners who decide to proceed to trial.
Judge Juan F. Vasquez
Chambers Telephone Number: 202-521-0778
Judge. b. Texas. Attended Fox Tech High School and San Antonio Junior College, A.D. (Data Processing); received B.B.A. (Accounting), University of Texas, Austin, 1972; attended State University of New York, Buffalo in 1st year law school, 1975; J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1977; LL.M., Taxation, New York University Law School, 1978. Admitted to Texas Bar, 1977. Certified in Tax Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1984; Certified Public Accountant Certificate from Texas, 1976, and California, 1974. Admitted to United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1982, and Western District of Texas, 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1982; private practice of tax law, in San Antonio, TX, 1987-April 1995; partner, Leighton, Hood and Vasquez, 1982-87, San Antonio, TX; Trial Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Houston, TX, 1978-82; accountant, Coopers and Lybrand, Los Angeles, CA., 1972-74. Member of American Bar Association, Tax Section; Texas State Bar, Tax and Probate Section; Fellow of Texas and San Antonio Bar Foundations, Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) of San Antonio (Treasurer); Houston MABA; Texas MABA (Treasurer); National Association of Hispanic CPA's; San Antonio Chapter (founding member); College of State Bar of Texas, National Hispanic Bar Association; member of Greater Austin Tax Litigation Association; served on Austin Internal Revenue Service District Director's Practitioner Liaison Committee, 1990-91, chairman, 1991. Appointed by President Clinton as Judge, United States Tax Court, on May 1, 1995, for a term ending April 30, 2010. Reappointed by President Barack Obama on October 13, 2011, for a term ending October 12, 2026.
1. Steve Lessard will be sending emails to the NYCLA volunteers when we know the needs for each calendar. However, PLEASE feel free to attend the calendar, observe and give moral support.
2. NYCLA will be inviting the Court & IRS Counsel to attend lunch after the calendar. The lunches are a great place to discuss current events and trends with the IRS attorneys, the Court and the other volunteers.