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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Announces Blackshear NCBJ Presidential Fellowship Opportunities for 2016 Conference

Friday, May 6, 2016

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is accepting applications for its Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Presidential Fellowship for minority lawyers who practice bankruptcy law. Click on the links below for information about Judge Blackshear, the Fellowship criteria, the application form and other information about the program.

* Blackshear Fellowship Information
* Blackshear Criteria and Application
* About Judge Blackshear and the Fellowship


Named after esteemed Bankruptcy Judge Blackshear, now retired from the Southern District of New York, the fellowship program provides both waived conference registration and a stipend for reasonable travel/hotel expenses for five up-and-coming minority bankruptcy practitioners (with five to ten years of experience) who wish to attend the annual meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and who otherwise meets the selection criteria. This year’s conference will be held October 26 – 29, 2016 in San Francisco at the Marriott Marquis. To view this year’s conference website, visit