Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST
Place: Washington University School of Law

In an effort to improve diversity in the federal bench and bar, the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System is hosting its second simultaneous, nationwide diversity event live in 38 cities, including St. Louis at Washington University School of Law, open to lawyers and law students.

We will start with a livestreamed panel discussion moderated by Judge Carl E. Stewart (5th Cir.) with Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis (6th Cir.), Judge Laura Taylor Swain (S.D.N.Y.), Judge Kesha Lynn Tanabe (Bankr. D. Minn.), and Magistrate Judge Mustafa T. Kasubhai (D. Or.). Following the panel discussion, there will be an hour of roundtable discussions where judges sitting at your table will talk about their roadways to the bench and answer your questions. Every fifteen minutes, the judges will move to another table allowing you to meet up to 8-10 judges in just one hour.

The event will close with a networking reception for participating lawyers, law students and judges. We are honored by the participation of so many judges from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, District, Magistrate, and Bankruptcy Judges from the Eastern District of Missouri, Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Eastern District of Arkansas and Southern District of Indiana.

Registration is now open and CLOSES on March 20, 2023. The event is
free and open to lawyers and law students. Space is limited so you MUST register to attend. To register, please go to DON’T MISS OUT! A confirmation email will be sent to you within a few days. If you receive a confirmation email but are unable to attend, please let us know immediately so that we
can make space available to another lawyer or law student. If you register and space is no longer available, you will be placed on a waitlist to see if space becomes available.

Who, me? Yes, you! See you there!