2021 Extended Tax Court Bar Review

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 thru Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020

Substantive Tax Law

 Tax Court Practice & Procedural Rules

Case Law & Division Opinions

ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct aka Legal Ethics


Distinguished Judicial Educator

Judge Dean sat on the bench for 20 years as a member of the U.S. Tax Court Judiciary

  • Session 6: Saturday, September 19, 2020 thru Saturday, November 21, 2020 -
  • Course: Federal Rules of Evidence as Applied in Tax Court with Judge Dean and Professor Larson: Plain language 3-hour classes and 2-hour optional workshops that walks lay tax practitioners through the specific rules of the FRE that will be tested in the 2021 Nonattorney Examination. Spend ten (10) weekends mock testing with questions from the Evidence sections of prior years' Nonattorney Examinations. Prepare your answers and then listen to Judge Dean's and Professor Joni Larson's suggestions as to how you can modify what you've written to get full credit on the upcoming November 2021 exam.
    • Ten (10) prior years' Evidence Sections will be distributed electronically as will one prepared set of anticipated evidence questions, written by Professor Joni Larson for distribution at the last class.
    • Enrollment includes online access to a downloadable set of digital study notes that follow the topical discussions. The notes comport with the invidividual chapters in the Joni Larson text used in the course.
      • Dial-in to morning workshops (10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET) and afternoon classes (3 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET) for ten (10) consecutive Saturdays. Inter-active, real-time, virtual discussions and feedback. Based upon weekly pre-assigned readings from the Joni Larson text on Tax Evidence. See below.
        • Each applicant will be assigned to a personal evidence tutor. Please utilize their service.
  • Please purchase a copy of Joni Larson's A Practitioner's Guide to TAX EVIDENCE: A Primer on the Federal Rules of Evidence as Applied by the Tax Court, 2nd Edition. Please buy the book at least one week before classes begin. Click here to purchase the book. 
  • Fee: $2,995 plus $125 registration processing

►Awards 20 CPE/CE Credits

Look for the soft-cover, pocket guide to Tax Court admission and practice. Prepared exclusively for nonlawyers. The Nonattorney's Guide to Admission and Practice in U.S. Tax Court $149 is written by Michael Stuart and the Teaching Faculty at the Tax Law Institute. With an introduction written by Judge John F. Dean, former special trial judge of the U.S. Tax Court and contributions by Professor Joni Larson, former IRS tax litigator who "wrote the book" on Tax Evidence and Rod Monger E.A. Ph.D., adjunct professor of accounting at St. Mary's University. Foreword by James H. Chapman E.A. and summary by Christopher Keleher. This soon-to-publish "little guidebook" is a "must read" for any tax professional who is thinking about applying for admission to practice as a nonattorney in U.S. Tax Court. Individuals who plan to submit their application in July 2021 to take the November nonattorney exam can find anticipated test questions formulated by Judge Dean, Joni Larson and other members of the Teaching Faculty at the Tax Law Institute.

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If you prepare with us and do not pass the 2021 Nonattorney Exam then you may repeat the Program, at no charge, during the 2023 Testing Cycle.

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