The College provides recognition to leading members of the Bar who have made significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of our tax system.
To be eligible for election as a Fellow in the College, a nominee must meet the following requirements:
- Has been licensed to practice in the highest court of one or more states of the United States (including the District of Columbia, possessions and territories of the United States) for at least 15 years;
- Is currently engaged in (or is retired or semi-retired from) full-time legal work, either in a private law practice, corporate legal department, governmental legal position, trade association, or a law school teaching position (or combination thereof);
- The principal part of the nominee’s professional experience over the course of his or her career has been devoted to tax and tax-related matters;
- Is not associated with the nominator’s firm or faculty; and
- Has demonstrated a high standard of excellence and ethical performance in the practice of tax law, having engaged in two or more of the following:
- Active involvement with the work of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association or holding office in tax committees or sections of regional, state and local bar associations
- Active involvement in planning and/or speaking at tax seminars or programs which are national, regional or statewide in scope
- Significant legal writing and/or teaching in the field of taxation
- Holding responsible national or regional office involving tax administration with the federal government
Membership into the College is by nomination of a current fellow in good standing and election only.