Have you ever thought “I’m not good enough?” even though you are? This event is for you! In an effort to improve diversity in the bankruptcy bench and bar and the federal bench in general, the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System is hosting a simultaneous, nationwide event occurring live in 19 cities, including Dallas where it will take place at the Belo Mansion (2101 Ross Avenue), open to all lawyers and law students.
We will start with a livestreamed engaging panel discussion with Judges Bailey, Donald, and Gordon, moderated by retired Judge Davis (bios attached). You will learn about bankruptcy practice (you get to go to court!), roadways to the bench, and why diversity is so important in the bankruptcy bench and bar. You will then participate in an hour of “roundtable” discussions, where judges sitting at your table will talk about their roadways and answer your questions. Every fifteen minutes, the judges will move to another table, so you will meet up to 8-10 judges in just one hour. We are honored and pleased that so many area judges are participating, including (partial list at time of email): Judge Carl E. Stewart (Fifth Circuit), Judge Catharina Haynes (Fifth Circuit), Judge James C. Ho (Fifth Circuit), Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn (N.D. Tex.), Judge Sam A. Lindsay (N.D. Tex.), Judge Jane J. Boyle (N.D. Tex.), Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III (E.D. Tex.), Judge Karen Gren Scholer (N.D. Tex.), Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle (E.D. Tex.), Judge Harlin D. “Cooter” Hale (Bankr. N.D. Tex.), Judge Brenda Rhoades (Bankr. E.D. Tex.), Judge Stacey G. C. Jernigan (Bankr. N.D. Tex.), Judge Mark X. Mullin (Bankr. N.D. Tex.), Judge Edward L. Morris (Bankr. N.D. Tex.)
Registration opens September 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. We have limited space, so availability is on a first-come, first registered basis. No charge, but you MUST register. DON’T MISS OUT! Once registration opens, you can sign up by clicking on this link and clicking on the registration button. If space is available, you will receive an email confirming your registration within a few days. If you receive a confirmation email and are later unable to attend, please let us know immediately so that we can make space available to another lawyer or law student. In some instances, interested lawyers and law students may be placed on a wait list if space later becomes available. In the meantime, that website has more details about the event. Who, me? Yes, you! See you there. Meanwhile, if you have any questions please contact Omar Alaniz at [email protected], Judge Brenda Rhoades at [email protected], or Judge Stacey Jernigan at [email protected]