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United States Tax Court
Non-Attorney [Bar Admissions] Exam Prep
2020 Testing Cycle
Hosted by the Ave Maria School of Law

"If you enroll in our 2020 Non-attorney Exam Preparation Program and do not pass then you may retake, free-of-charge, the  2022 US Tax Court Exam Prep Virtual Lecture & Conference Series"

Virtual Event

2019-2020 Virtual Lecture & Conference Series
Saturdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET

Open Registration $8,500
  • virtual access
  • materials
  • judicial conferences
  • certificate
  • payment plan
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Lectures are held on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET

Session I
  • Sept 14, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019*
Session II
  • Jun 6, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020**
Session III
  • Sept 16, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020**
*Moderated by The Distinguished and Honorable Judge John F. Dean
**Moderated by TLI Teaching Faculty and Staff of US Tax Court Litigators.org

Tentative
Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • conference room assignment, call-in number and access code sent via e-mail 1-2 days prior
  • log in and convene at 3 p.m. ET via mobile device with speakers, large screen, and high-speed Internet service with unlimited e-mail
  • roll call
  • opening remarks, administrative matters, etc.
    • re-introduction to United States Tax Court website, http;//ustaxcourt.gov
      • Discussion: Opinion Reports issued by the US. Tax Court Judiciary
        • Types of reports
        • Applicants' accountability for November 2020 administration of US. Tax Court Exam
      • "Today's Opinion"
        • how to select and read Opinions
        • how to find underlying reference cases
        • how to prepare Briefs of Opinions
          • identifying facts of the case
          • holdings, rulings, and legal reasoning
        • review of sample Opinion Briefs
      • "Opinion Search"
        • Various ways to go about conducting a search for past Opinions
  • break at 4:20 p.m. ET
  • reconvene at 4:30 p.m. ET
    • class reading of selected Opinion
    • Opinion analysis
    • Opinion briefing
    • questions and comments
    • closing remarks
  • class ends promptly at 6 p.m. ET

Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • conference room assignment, call-in number and access code sent via e-mail 1-2 days prior
  • log in and convene at 3 p.m. ET via mobile device with speakers and high-speed Internet service with unlimited e-mail
  • roll call
  • opening remarks, administrative matters, etc.
    • Federal Tax Evidence & Federal Rules of Evidence
      • comparative overview of Federal Tax Evidence and the FRE
        • FRE Rules that do not apply to Federal tax cases
  • break at 4:20 p.m. ET
  • reconvene at 4:30 p.m. ET
    • overview of "Tax Evidence" text by Professor Joni Larson
    • questions and comments
    • closing remarks
  • class ends promptly at 6 pm ET

Saturday, September 28,2019
  • conference room assignment, call-in number and access code sent via e-mail 1-2 days prior
  • log in and convene at 3 p.m. ET via mobile device with speakers and high-speed Internet service with unlimited e-mail
  • roll call
  • opening remarks, administrative matters, etc.
    • Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility of Lawyers
      • overview of the Ethical Rules of Conduct for Lawyers and their origins
  • break at 4:20 p.m. ET
  • reconvene at 4:30 p.m. ET
    • overview of the Ethical Rules of Conduct for Lawyers (cont.)
    • questions and comments
    • closing remarks
  • class ends promptly at 6 p.m. ET

*The complete itinerary can be seen by using a password assigned after you are registered.