The Blackshear Presidential Fellowship, named after esteemed Bankruptcy Judge Cornelius Blackshear, now retired from the Southern District of New York, 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 conference agenda, go to or

The submission period for applications is May 30, 2017 to July 17, 2017. The deadline for submitting applications is July17, 2017 at 5 pm ET. The application and supporting documents must be sent via e-mail to: [email protected]. Early and late applications will not be accepted.

Hon. Kathy A. Surratt-States

Chair NCBJ/NBA Blackshear Committee