Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?


In an effort to improve the diversity of the federal bankruptcy bench and bar, as well as the overall diversity of the federal bench, the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System will present a simultaneous, nationwide event, which will happen – live – in 19 metropolitan regions across the country, including the Bay Area, on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT.

The Bay Area event will take place at the Dellums Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, 5th Floor, in Oakland, California. The event is open to all lawyers and law students, but space will be limited, so it is important to register promptly. The event is free of charge.

The event will start with a livestreamed, engaging panel discussion featuring Judge Bernice B. Donald (6th Cir.), Judge Robert A. Gordon (Bankr. D. Md.), and Judge Frank J. Bailey (Bankr. D. Mass.). Judge Andre M. Davis (ret.) (4th Cir. and D. Md.) will moderate. The panel will share their insights on bankruptcy practice, roadways to the bench, and why diversity is so important in the bankruptcy bench and bar.

After the livestreamed panel discussion concludes, each local event will transition to an hour of roundtable discussions featuring local federal judges, who will share their pathways to the bench and answer your questions. The judges will rotate to a new table approximately every 15 minutes, so you will be able to meet and talk with as many as 8 judges. Following the roundtable discussion, we will have a short, informal reception.

The deadline to register is TODAY, Thursday, October 17. To register and for more information, visit…/event-registration-roadways-fede…