"If you are a low income taxpayer who cannot afford professional tax assistance during audits of your federal income tax return, you may qualify for help from Low Income Taxpayer Clinics or other organizations that provide free assistance in tax disputes."
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Article by Patrick R. Burns that originally appeared in Minnesota Lawyer, April 19, 1999: "Lawyers have a virtual monopoly on access to the legal system. Because of this, it has long been believed that there is a corresponding obligation of the profession to help the disadvantaged in need of legal services. ... "
"Minnesota's online poverty law resource for anyone advising low-income or disadvantaged clients."
"Legal materials for attorneys serving low-income clients, including legal services and pro bono attorneys.
Materials include pleadings, practice aids, links to statutes, etc., organized by topics common to low-income clients (such as housing, family law, SSI, etc.)."
"Experienced business law attorneys from several law firms supervise two-person teams of law students working with Clinic clients, referred by the Metropolitan Economic Development Association and the Carlson School of Management's Business Hatchery and Entrepreneurship in Action classes."
"All lawyers must strive to understand their client, communicate clearly and effectively, and help their client succeed in the legal system. Pro bono lawyers representing people in chronic poverty often will find that the concrete steps to achieving these goals play out in unfamiliar ways."
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"Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) represent low income taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in audit, appeals, and collection issues, and federal tax litigation for free or for a nominal charge."
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