PORTLAND, Maine — Sean Norton, Esq., an attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Augusta, has been named by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation as a 2013 John S. Nolan Fellow.
Named for the late Jack Nolan, a dedicated and respected Tax Section member, the distinction is awarded to young lawyers who are actively involved in the Section and have shown leadership qualities.
Sean is serving in the second year of a two-year Public Service Fellowship from the American Bar Association Section of Taxation at Pine Tree Legal Assistance. Sean has been active in recruiting volunteer attorneys and tax professionals to work with the organization’s pro bono panel.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance is Maine’s oldest and largest statewide legal aid provider. Its mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are upheld, while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice faced by Mainers with low incomes. To achieve this end, Pine Tree provides free civil legal assistance in cases where it can make a difference in meeting basic human needs or in enforcing basic rights, including access to housing, food, income, safety, education, and healthcare. Pine Tree has operated a tax clinic for low income taxpayers since 2001.
More information about the Nolan Fellows and Pine Tree is available online at www.ptla.org andwww.americanbar.org/groups/