NCBJ Announces Blackshear Fellowship Opportunities for 2012 Conference
The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is now accepting applications for its Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Presidential Fellowships for minority lawyers who practice bankruptcy law. Click on the link below for information about Judge Blackshear, the Fellowship criteria, the application form, and other information about the program: www.ncbj.org/Blackshear_Fellowship.aspx .
Named after esteemed Bankruptcy Judge Blackshear (now retired) of the Southern District of New York, the fellowship program provides both waived conference registration ($900 value) and a stipend for reasonable travel/hotel expenses for five up-and-coming minority bankruptcy practitioners (with less than 10 years' experience) who wish to attend the annual conference of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and who otherwise meet the selection criteria. This year's conference will be held October 24-27 in San Diego, CA at the Marriott Marquis. To view this year's conference agenda, go to: www.ncbj.org/documents/2012_BROCHURE.pdf .
The deadline for submitting an application is July 20, 2012. The application must be faxed to NCBJ-NBA Liaison Committee Chair Honorable Jeffery P. Hopkins at 513-357-5420.