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Judge Judith Fitzgerald Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records

NBA.054

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives
Creator:
Fitzgerald, Judith
Title:
Judge Judith Fitzgerald Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records
Date [bulk]:
2001-2003
Date [inclusive]:
1972-2011
Call Number:
NBA.054
Extent:
6 linear feet
Language:
English
Language of Materials note:
English
Abstract:
Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald has more than 25 years of experience as a Bankruptcy Judge, having presided over matters in the Western District of Pennsylvania (where she was chief judge for five years) as well as in the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This collection is comprised of records relating to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. The materials date from 1972 to 2011, and are divided into four series: Administration; Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance; Mediation; Meetings.
Cite as:
[Identification of item], in the Judge Judith Fitzgerald papers, National Bankruptcy Archives, NBA.054, Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.
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Biography/History

Judge Judith K. Fitzgerald has more than 25 years of experience as a Bankruptcy Judge, having presided over matters in the Western District of Pennsylvania (where she was chief judge for five years) as well as in the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Judge Fitzgerald’s areas of practice include Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation, Expert Witness and Bankruptcy Consultation Services. During her tenure as a bankruptcy judge, Fitzgerald presided over many significant corporate cases including: Kaiser Aluminum, Corp., Owens Corning, W.R. Grace, Pittsburgh Corning Corporation, Armstrong World Industries, United States Mineral Products, U.S.G., Specialty Products Holding Corp., Maronda Homes, Fleming Steel Company, Federal-Mogul Global, Innovative Communications Corp., Just For Feet, Inc., Peregrine Systems, American Pad & Paper Co., PHP Healthcare Corporation, Shannopin Mining, and Papercraft Corporation.

Judge Fitzgerald earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her undergraduate degrees of a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. Before being appointed as a bankruptcy judge in 1987, Judge Fitzgerald was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in complex frauds and criminal tax cases.

In addition to practicing law, Judge Fitzgerald teaches contracts, commercial law and bankruptcy courses at the Indiana Tech Law School as a tenured faculty member. She also has taught, and teaches, bankruptcy law and advanced bankruptcy law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Judge Fitzgerald was awarded the prestigious Lawrence P. King Award for her professionalism and actions to expand the scope of educational opportunities for bankruptcy professionals.

Scope and Contents

The Judge Judith Fitzgerald Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records are comprised of records relating to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. The materials date from 1972 to 2011, and are divided into four series: Administration; Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance; Mediation; Meetings. The records include legislative materials, reports, research documentation, planning material, and other related records.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives,  November 2014

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Leslie O'Neill

Access Restrictions

The archives reserves the right to restrict access to materials of sensitive nature. Please contact the department for further information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information note

Processed by Leslie O'Neill.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

There are several collections within the National Bankruptcy Archives that researchers may find useful and relevant to Judge Fitzgerald's collection of NCBJ records.

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records, NBA.012 Linda B. Riegle Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records, NBA.015 Nancy C. Dreher Collection of National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records, NBA.026

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insurance
  • Mediation

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Collection Inventory

Administration, 1972-2011 (Bulk, 1994-2002) .

Box Folder

Accounting, 2002 November - December (Bulk, 2002) .

1 1

Appointments with Chief Justice, undated.

1 2

Articles of Incorporation, 1972 December 19.

1 3

Benefits Committee, 2002-2003.

1 4

Board of Governors, 2002-2003.

1 5

Budget requests, 2001.

1 6

Bylaws, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2008.

1

1

1

1

10

9

8

7

Certificate of NCBJ Membership, 2002.

1 11

Commercial Law League of America (CCLA) and NCBJ liaison, 2003.

1 12

Committee appointments, 2002, 2003.

1

1

13

14

Conference Planning Committee, 2002.

1 15

Correspondence, 2002.

1 16

Correspondence. Presidents letters, 2001.

1 17

Duties of Finance Committee and Treasurer, 1994-1995, 2001.

1 18

Education Committee Meetings, 2002.

1

2

2

19

1

2

Election Committee, 2002-2003.

2 3
Election Committee. Nominations and Biographies, 2000-2001.
Restricted

Material within file contains restricted material, not available for public or research access

2 4

Elections. Nominees, 2001 January.

2 5

Elections. Election packet for future president, 1999-2001.

2 6

Elections. Procedures, 2003.

2 7

Ethics Committee, 2002 June 4.

2 8

Executive Committee, 2001-2003.

2 9

Executive Commitee. Site selection, 2002 May.

2 10

Focus Group, 2002.

2 11

History of NCBJ, undated.

2 12

Judges Benefits Study, 1994-1999.

2 13

Long range planning, 1994-1995, 2002-2003.

2

3

3

14

1

2

Meeting with Administrative Office Director Ralph Meecham, April 1, 2002, 2002 March - April.

3 3

Members list, 2002 July.

3 4

Memorandum. Positions of the NBC on certain bankruptcy legislation pending in the 103d Congress, 1994 June 10.

3 5

Memorials, 2002.

3 6

Mid-year meeting and committee assignments, 2001.

3 7

Minutes. Draft of Chicago October 5, 2002 Meeting, 2002-2003.

3 8

Mission statement, 1994.

3 9

New Members Committee, 2002.

3 10

Newsletter Committee, 2002 October.

3 11

Next Generation, 2011, undated.

3 12

Non-members, 2002 July.

3 13

Notes to NCBJ President, 2002.

3 14

Public Outreach Liaison, 2002 September.

3 15

Reappointment Committee, 2002.

3 16

Reports to the Board, 2002.

3 17

Report for Foreign and Domestic Corporations, 1996 May 15.

3 18

Retired Judges Committee, 2002-2003.

3 19

Survey. Summaries and legislative information, 2001.

3 20
Survey. Responses, 2001.
Restricted

Material within file contains restricted material, not available for public or research access

3 21

Tax Exemption, 1994, 2000-2001.

3 22

Travel policy, 1995, 1999-2001.

3 23

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), 1999-2005.

Box Folder

Legislation, 1999-2002, 1999-2002.

4 1

Legislation, 2002-2005, 2002-2005.

4 2

Legislation, undated, undated .

4

4

4

3

Mediation, 2002, undated.

Box Folder

Articles and research from Herb Ross, 2002 September 3.

4 5

Articles and research from Erwin Katz, various dates.

4

4

6

7

Correspondence with AO Director Ralph Meecham, including letters from General Counsel, William Burchill., 2002 June 24-27.

4 8

Explanatory letter from NCBJ Benefits Committee by Thomas Bennett, 2002 July 1.

4 9

Opinion letter from Bruce Meyerson, 2002 July 18.

4 10

Meetings.

Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida. October 17-21, 2001, 2001.

Box Folder

Board of Governor's Meeting, Minutes, 2001 October 17.

5 1

Bylaws, 2001.

5 2

Committees, 2001.

5 3

Contractual Agreement with Marriott, 2001.

5 4

Correspondence, 2001.

5 5

Election, 2000, 2001.

5 6

Planning, 2001.

5 7

Program, 2001.

5 8

Songs, 2001.

5 9

Tribute to Lawrence P. King, undated.

5 10

Mid-year Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 7-9, 2002, 2001-2002, undated.

Box Folder

Invitation, 2002 March 1.

5 11

Agenda, undated.

5 12

Welcome and Introduction, 2002.

5 13

Adjournment, 2002 March - April.

5 14

Approval of Minutes, undated.

5 15

President's Report, 2002 February - April.

5 16

Executive Director's Report, 2002 February 2.

5 17

Approval of Change of Program for Mid-year Meetings, 2002 March 25.

5 18

Approval of Elliott Davis as CPA, 2002 March.

5 19

Approval of Convention Insurance, 2002 February.

5 20

Attendees, 2002 March.

5 21

Circuit Reports, 2002 April.

5 22

Correspondence, thank you letters, 2002.

5 23

Dues Report, 2002 February 25.

5 24

Investment policy, 2002 February 5.

5 25

Old business, 2002.

5 26

Photographs, 2002 April.

5 27

Planning materials, 2001.

5 28

Security, 2001-2002.

5 29

American Bankruptcy Law Journal Report, 2002 January - April.

5 30

Archives Committee Report, 2002 April 8.

5 31

Benefits Committee Report, 2002 February - April.

5 32

Bylaws Committee Report, 2002 March.

5 33

Conference News Report, 2002.

6 1

Elections Committee Report, 2002 April 6.

6 2

Executive Committee, 2002 March 25.

6 3

Judicial Conference Committee Reports, 2002 February - April.

6 4

Legislative Committee Report, 2002 March 25.

6 5

Public Education Committee Report, undated.

6 6

Site Selection Committee Report, 2002 April 6.

6 7

Web Page Committee Report, 2002 January - April.

6 8

Miscellaneous, undated .

6 9

Seventy-Sixth Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. October 2-5, 2002, 2001-2002, undated.

Box Folder

Attendees, 2002.

6 10

Board of Governor's agenda, 2002 October 2.

6 11

Commercial Law League of America program, 2002 October 3.

6 12

Entertainment, 2002 March - April.

6 13

Exhibitors, undated .

6 14

Final night dinner, 2002 March.

6 15

Florist, 2002 March.

6 16

Foreign Judges invites, 2002 May - September.

6 17

Liaison Committee, 2002.

6 18

Membership, 2002.

6 19

Memorials, undated .

6 20

Planning, 2001-2002.

6

6

22

21

Program, undated.

6 23

Program Evaluation, 2001, 2001.

6 24

Reports, Board, 2002.

6 25

Resumes, undated.

6 26

Roundtable, 2002.

6 27

Security, 2001-2002.

6 28

Speakers, 2001-2002.

6 29

Miscellaneous, undated.

6 30