Blackshear Awards

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NCBJ Announces Blackshear Fellowship Opportunities for 2013 Conference

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges is now accepting applications for its Honorable Cornelius Blackshear Presidential Fellowships for minority lawyers who practice bankruptcy law. Click on the link below for information about Judge Blackshear, the Fellowship criteria, the application form, and other information about the program:

Named after esteemed Bankruptcy Judge Blackshear (now retired) of the Southern District of New York, the fellowship program provides both waived conference registration ($900 value) and a stipend for reasonable travel/hotel expenses for five up-and-coming minority bankruptcy practitioners (with less than 10 years' experience) who wish to attend the annual conference of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and who otherwise meet the selection criteria. This year's conference will be held October 24-27 in San Diego at the Marriott Marquis. To view this year's conference agenda, go to

Judges are encouraged to announce the availability of the Blackshear Presidential Fellowship to your local bar and minority bar associations. Please consider asking the bar associations to send a blast email message to their members. If possible, please also have the announcement posted on your court's website to help get the word out.

The deadline for submitting an application is JULY 20th. The application must be faxed to NCBJ-NBA Liaison Committee Chair Honorable Jeffery P. Hopkins at 513-357-5420.