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

The Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System invites law students and lawyers to an upcoming diversity symposium, Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge? at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on October 24, 2019.

Register for the event by Oct. 17, 2019.

The program will inform law students and attorneys about federal judgeships with a spotlight on bankruptcy judgeships. The event will feature a live broadcasted national panel discussion from Washington, DC, followed by local roundtable discussions in 19 cities with the federal bench, bar association members, and law students.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Retired U.S. Appeals Judge Andre Davis, Fourth Circuit, and will include:

  • U.S. Appeals Judge Bernice Bouie Donald, Sixth Circuit;
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Bailey, District of Massachusetts;
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert A. Gordon, District of Maryland;

Learn about each of the panelists.

The panel will discuss a wide range of topics, including bankruptcy practice, how to succeed as a bankruptcy judge, diversity statistics, why diversity is important, how to improve diversity, and what students and lawyers should do to enhance their chances of one day becoming a bankruptcy judge.

When: 4 p.m. Eastern Time on October 24, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST.


  • Atlanta – wait list only
  • Boston
  • Chicago – registration full
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas – wait list only
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston – wait list only
  • Los Angeles – wait list only
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York – registration full
  • Oakland, CA
  • Philadelphia – wait list only
  • Phoenix
  • St. Louis
  • Raleigh, NC – wait list only
  • Seattle
  • Washington, DC

Find contact and address information for each location.

For  more  information,  you  may  email  our  local  committee  co-chair Monique  D.  Hayes.