Posts filed under “General”

What’s in a Theme?

Year after year, attorneys, judges and restructuring professionals ask us “What will your theme be at this year’s NCBJ After Party?” “What can we expect?” Well, if we gave that away then we would be removing the element of surprise. We took a walk on the dark side of the moon to help us decide […]

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones’ Annual NCBJ Party

After a fun and hugely successful event last year, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones is thrilled to once again host the official NCBJ “After Party.” PSZJ, the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique, has hosted the annual event since 1999, and is well known in the bankruptcy and insolvency community for its capacity-crowd parties. After a week […]

NCBJ’s Formation 90 Years Ago as the National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, formerly known as the National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy, turns 90 this year.  It was formed in 1926. In 1920 Referee Herbert M. Bierce of Winona, Minnesota became concerned that support in Congress could develop to repeal the Bankruptcy Act of 1898.  He thought about forming an organization […]

The Blackshear Fellowship Program: Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges will again select NCBJ Blackshear Fellows to attend its 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The Blackshear Fellowship Program is named in honor of our colleague Judge Cornelius Blackshear (Ret. SDNY), who dedicated himself to the betterment of the legal and judicial system throughout his career. The NCBJ […]

Photos Taken in San Francisco

These are a few photos I have taken in San Francisco. [Click on a photo to enlarge it.] The Marriott Marquis SF where the conference will be held. A walkway behind the Marriott Marquis SF. Grace Cathedral Looking out a window in the Huntington Hotel in Nob Hill.     To the right of the […]

A Short History of the NCBJ Annual Conference

The first NCBJ (fka National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy) conference was held in 1926 in Buffalo, New York.[1]  Early conferences were small, had limited educational programs, and were attended mostly by bankruptcy referees and lawyers interested in getting trustee work (before the Bankruptcy Code, referees appointed case trustees).  Referees in attendance elected referee board […]

Next Generation Looks Forward to Another Successful Year

NCBJ will host its sixth Next Generation program at the 2016 NCBJ San Francisco Annual Conference. “NextGen,” as it is often called, provides 40 up-and-coming bankruptcy attorneys with five to ten years of experience a unique opportunity to connect with bankruptcy judges and develop connections with other bankruptcy professionals. The program includes small group lunches; […]