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The Blackshear Presidential Fellowship, named after esteemed Bankruptcy Judge Cornelius Blackshear, now retired from the Southern District of New York, provides both waived National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges conference registration ($949 value) and a stipend to help defray reasonable travel and hotel expenses for five up-and-coming minority practitioners (with less than 10 years of experience) who wish to attend the annual meeting of the NCBJ and who otherwise meet the selection criteria. This program will provide a stipend/scholarship of up to 50 percent of eligible expenses, such stipend not to exceed $1500.
This year's NCBJ Conference will be held in Miami Beach at the Fontainebleau and promises many educational and networking opportunities.
Please click below for the Blackshear Proclamation and Application to the NCBJ 2015 Annual Conference. Applications must be submitted no later than July 1, 2015. The application and supporting documents must be sent via email to Kathy_Surratt-States@moeb.uscourts.gov.
Administrative Order 2015-2, issued June 1, 2015
The Pro Se/Pro Bono Clinic has been very successful because of the assistance of all our volunteers. One of the upgrades to the clinic is that the creation of a new email account for the Pro Bono Clinic with links to the sign-up sheet. Now the sign-up sheet is in one location for everyone to reach and sign up for time slots.
Please take a look at the current sheet, we still have quite a few open times for tomorrow and the rest of the month. We greatly appreciate any help you can give.
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Admin. Order FLMB-2015-1
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What is the TBBBA?
The Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association has over 300 members representing debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy. All attorneys who practice in the Middle District of Florida are invited to join.
The Association sponsors monthly luncheons with speakers and frequent seminars which qualify for Florida Bar continuing legal education credit. In addition, there are monthly informal consumer attorney meetings to discuss practice pointers, often with the participation of one or more of the local bankruptcy judges.
A goal of the Association is to provide its members with information necessary to the bankruptcy practice in the Tampa Division. In addition to the Cramdown, a quarterly publication, periodic e-mail messages keep the membership informed of current bankruptcy issues.
Members are actively involved in a range of projects. One project is designed to assist debtors that cannot afford attorney representation. Another is working with the judiciary and the clerk's office to promote communication and meet the needs of all parties in the bankruptcy system.
Working together, Association members have developed a camaraderie among bankruptcy practitioners in this division that is noteworthy. Please join us in this endeavor and let us have your thoughts and ideas.
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