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Roadways to the Federal Bench - REGISTRATION INFORMATION

National Diversity Event
Roadways to the Federal Bench:
Who, me? A Bankruptcy Judge?

Date  October 24, 2019
Time 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
Place Washington University School of Law
1 Brookings Dr. – Anheuser-Busch Hall
St. Louis, MO 63130


In an effort to improve diversity in the bankruptcy and federal bench and bar, 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 St. Louis at Washington University School of Law, 1 Brookings Dr., Anheuser-Busch Hall, St. Louis, Missouri, 63130 open to lawyers and law students.

We will start with a livestreamed engaging panel discussion with Judges Frank J. Bailey, Bernice B. Donald, and Robert A. Gordon, moderated by retired Judge Andre M. Davis. 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 from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as District, Magistrate, and Bankruptcy Judges from the Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, Southern District of Illinois and Central District of Illinois.

Registration opens September 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. CST. 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 follow the steps to register. 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, the link to the website has more details about the event. Who, me? Yes, you! See you there.

If you have any questions, please contact Chicquita Greene-Hester at 314-244-4541 or