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As chair of the American Bar Association's Tax Section, Stuart M. Lewis — a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Washington, D.C., office and co-chair of the firm's ERISA Litigation Group and Executive Compensation Group — once again authored a "From the Chair" letter to fellow ABA Tax members, which was published in the Spring 2010 issue of the section's News Quarterly publication. In the letter, which was also posted to the TaxProf Blog on April 29, 2010, Lewis discussed ABA Tax Section's efforts to attract young lawyers.

"I am pleased to report that over the last several years the Section has been making steady progress. Younger lawyers are perhaps facing more economic difficulties than any other cohort of the Section's membership. Jobs are tough to find and school loans are larger than ever. Part of the mission of the Section is to provide services that may be useful to these younger lawyers in these difficult economic times. By the same token, the Section benefits tremendously by having active younger members. Over the years I have often found the best and most innovative ideas come from our younger lawyers. The Section needs to continue its efforts to attract and involve these members in the activities of the Section," Lewis wrote.

Lewis then goes on to discuss some of the Tax Section's efforts to "provide a much needed bridge for law students, young lawyers and lawyers transitioning to tax practice."