NON-ATTORNEY BAR REVIEW
2020 U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Exam Prep Program
"Tax Court Exam-Taking Techniques That Work!"
Sessions meet Fall 2019 M-F 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Harvard Faculty Club
Testing Methodology of the U.S. Tax Court & Model Answers
U.S. Tax Court Rules of Practice and Procedures
Federal Rules of Evidence Applied by the U.S. Tax Court
Legal Ethics and the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility
Substantive Tax, IRC & U.S. Tax Court Published Opinions
Moderator & Lectures
Honorable John F. Dean
Distinguished U.S. Tax Court Judge
Professor of Law
Michael J. Stuart
IRS Approved Provider CPE Federal Tax Law
Visiting Scholar of Public Policy Appointee Yale Law School '92
Former White House Tax Policy Adviser
Professor Emeritus of Law
L.B. Carpenter TLI '16
Member of the Bar U.S. Tax Court
Certified U.S.Tax Court Litigator
CPA with Federal Tax Practice
Register for any one session for $1595 or attend all five for $7395 and save almost $600. Includes overnight accommodations and meals at the Harvard Faculty Club on Campus of Harvard University in Cambridge MA (Boston Area).
Small Groups ~ Limited Seating
It takes absolutely 12-months to prepare for the U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Exam. It is advisable to self-execute an investigation into your background to ascertain that you can pass muster with the FBI. Distinguished U.S. Tax Court Judge John F. Dean and Professor Emeritus of Law Michael J. Stuart will "teach-to-the-test" and illustrate how trial practice occurs during the S-Case and Regular Case. On balance, this training should help the test-taker to immediately recognize question-types and write answers that get full or partial credit. Applicants will leave knowing on what to focus to pass the Exam and how much time, expense and effort it will take to satisfy Office of Admissions guidelines for admission. In the end, successful applicants should have the basic skills-set to setup a lucritive practice. At best, applicants will have "a-better-than-70%-chance" to pass and begin their practice during the 2021 Fall Opening Session of the U.S. Tax Court.
Self-Study & Audio Options
Download and read U.S. Tax Court Opinions utilizing our materials and mock exams
Virtual conference for 2-3 hours Saturday afternoons with Judge and Staff
Pre-Exam Live Workshops & Final Review
Convenes in Washington DC two days before the administration of the 2020 Exam
Join us Winter 2020 in sunny and warm Naples FL for 6 days/5 nights to learn, "US Tax Court Non-attorney Exam-taking Techniques." This is the same program that we present at Harvard. Led by Distinguished U.S. Tax Court Judge John F. Dean and Professor Emeritus of Law Michael J. Stuart, with exam-related tax matters and IRC controversies explained by CPA Member of the U.S. Tax Court Bar and Certified U.S. Tax Court Litigator, L.B. Carpenter. Review problematic areas of testing for non-attorney applicants. Get clarifications of U.S. Tax Court Rules of Practice and Procedures and the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility (Legal Ethics) as well as instruction on the proper application of the Federal Rules of Evidence in U.S. Tax Court. Learn how to write exam answers to get full or partial credit to achieve a passing 70% grade in each of the tested subjects, even when unsure of the correct answers.
Photo Courtesy of Ritz Carlton Naples
Our 2020 Testing Cycle Host, Ave Maria School of Law, founded in 1999, is an ABA-accredited Roman Catholic law school, located in Naples, Florida. The Law School offers a full-time three year Juris Doctor (J.D.) program that complements a traditional legal education based on the Socratic Method with an emphasis on how the law intersects with the Catholic intellectual tradition and natural law philosophy. The curriculum of Ave Maria School of Law includes a three-semester Research, Writing and Advocacy Program as well as several required courses that focus on law and ethics. The school also offers various summer courses. Ave Maria devotes four core classes to the interrelationship between law, ethics, and Catholic moral and social principles. Ave Maria Law was named the country's most devout Catholic Law School by Pre-Law Magazine for the past three years. Ave Maria Law was also named a Veteran Military-Friendly Law School, the Most Conservative Law School, and was in The Princeton Review for Top Law Schools.
Photos above Courtesy of Ave Maria School of Law
Photo of Courtroom above Courtesy of US Tax Court
"If you prepare with us and do not pass the 2020 Non-attorney Exam then you may prepare again, on us, during the 2022 Testing Cycle; however, you must pay for your meals and accommodations where applicable."
Mon - Fri: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM