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Blackshear NCBJ Presidential Fellowship Opportunities for 2017 Conference

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges will be accepting applications for its Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Presidential Fellowship for minority lawyers who practice bankruptcy law beginning May 30th. The information about Judge Blackshear, the Fellowship criteria, the application form and other information about the program may be found on the home page of on the Blackshear Fellowship tab near the top of the page.

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 8 – 11, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Paris Las Vegas Resort. To view this year’s Detailed Schedule go to

The submission period for applications is May 30, 2017 to July 17, 2017. The deadline for submitting applications is July 17, 2017 at 5 pm ET. The application and supporting documents must be sent via e-mail to: Early and late applications will not be accepted.