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F OR E I GN S E R V I C E J OU R N A L / MA Y 2 0 1 2
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LEGAL SERVICES
ATTORNEYWITH 31
years’ successful experience SPECIALIZING
FULL-TIME IN FS GRIEVANCES will more than double your chance
of winning: 30%of grievants win before the Grievance Board; 85%
of my clients win. Only a private attorney can adequately develop
and present your case, including necessary regs, arcane legal doc-
trines, precedents and rules.
Call Bridget R. Mugane at:
Tel: (301) 596-0175 or (202) 387-4383.
E-mail:
fsatty@comcast.net
Free initial telephone consultation
ExpERIENcEdATTORNEYs REpREsENTINg
FS officers in griev-
ances, performance, promotion and tenure, financial claims, dis-
crimination and disciplinary actions. We represent FS officers at
all stages of the proceedings from an investigation, issuance of pro-
posed discipline or the initiation of a grievance, through to a hear-
ing before the FSGB. We provide experienced, timely and knowl-
edgeable advice to employees from junior untenured officers through
the Senior FS, and often work closely with AFSA. Kalijarvi, Chuzi
& Newman.
Tel: (202) 331-9260.
E-mail:
attorneys@kcnlaw.com
WIlls/EsTATE plANNINg
by attorney who is a former FSO. Have
your will reviewed and updated, or new one prepared: No charge
for initial consultation.
M. Bruce Hirshorn, Boring & Pilger, P.C.
307 Maple Ave. W, Suite D, Vienna VA 22180.
Tel: (703) 281-2161. Fax: (703) 281-9464.
E-mail:
mbhirshorn@boringandpilger.com
ATTORNEYs ExpERIENcEd IN
representing Foreign Service offi-
cers and intelligence community members in civil and criminal inves-
tigations, administrative inquiries, IG issues, grievances, disciplinary
investigations and security clearance issues. Extensive State
Department experience, both as counsel to the IG and in L, and in
representing individual officers. We have handled successfully some
particularly difficult cases confronting Foreign Service and intelligence
officers, both before the Foreign Service Grievance Board and in
the federal and local courts. We work closely with AFSAwhen appro-
priate and cost-effective. Doumar Martin PLLC.
Tel: (703) 243-3737. Fax: (703) 524-7610.
E-mail:
rmartin@doumarmartin.com
Web site:
www.doumarmartin.com
TAX & FINANCIAL SERVICES
pROFEssIONAl TAx RETURN pREpARATION:
Forty years in
public tax practice. Arthur A. Granberg, EA, ATA, ATP. Our charges
are $95 per hour. Most FS returns take 3 to 4 hours. Our office is
100 feet from Virginia Square Metro Station. Tax Matters Associates
PC, 3601 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22201.
Tel: (703) 522-3828. Fax: (703) 522-5726.
E-mail:
aag8686@aol.com
dAvId l. MORTIMER, cpA:
Income Tax Planning and Preparation
for 20 years in Alexandria, VA. Free consultation.
Tel: (703) 869-0272.
E-mail:
David@mytaxcpa.net
Website:
www.mytaxcpa.net
TAx & FINANcIAl plANNINg sERvIcEs:
Brenner & Elsea-
Mandojana, LLC is a professional services firm that specializes in
the tax, financial planning and business advisory needs of U.S. expa-
triates. Managing Member Christine Elsea-Mandojana, CPA, CFP® ,
is a Foreign Service spouse and understands the unique tax and
financial planning challenges faced by FS professionals and their
families. She provides individual tax planning, tax preparation and
individual financial planning services and offers e-filing for federal
and state returns.
Tel: (202) 657-4875. Fax: (301) 576-4415.
E-mail:
christine@globaltaxconsult.com
Web site:
www.globaltaxconsult.com
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TRANSITION CENTER SCHEDULE OF COURSES
May/June/July
May 2
RV105 Mid-Career Retirement Planning Seminar
May 3
MQ704 Targeting the Job Market
May 5
MQ116 Protocol
May 9
MQ118 Special Needs Education
May 16
MQ854 Legal Considerations in FS
May 19
MQ200 Going Overseas: Singles/Couples w/o kids
May 19
MQ210 Going Overseas for Families
May 19
MQ220 Going Overseas: Logistics For Adults
May 19
MQ230 Going Overseas Logistics for Kids
May 23 MQ852 Personal Finances & Investments in FS
May 30
MQ801 Maintaining Long-Distance Relationships
May 31-June 1 MQ104 Regulations, Allowances & Finances
June 6
MQ000 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
June 7
MQ115 Explaining America
June 9
MQ116 Protocol
June 13-14 RV105 Mid-Career Retirement Planning Seminar
June 16 MQ802 Communicating Across Cultures
June 18 MQ250 Young Diplomats Day
June 19 MQ914 Youth Security Overseas Seminar
June 25 MQ250 Young Diplomats Day
June 26 MQ914 Youth Security Overseas Seminar
July 9
MQ250 Young Diplomats Day
July10
MQ914 Youth Security Overseas Seminar
July 2
MQ703 Post Options for Employment & Training
July 16
MQ250 Young Diplomats Day
July 17
MQ914 Youth Security Overseas Seminar
July 20
MQ801 Realities of Foreign Service Life
July 21
MQ116 Protocol
July 23
MQ250 Young Diplomats Day
July 24
MQ914 Youth Security Overseas Seminar
July 30-Aug. 2 RV101 Retirement Planning Seminar
To register or for further information, please e-mail the FSI Transition
Center at
FSITCTraining@state.gov.
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