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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1968-1986
Creator:
United States Trustees. United States Trustees., Creator
Votolato, Arthur, Creator
Extent: 1 linear foot
Judge Arthur N. Votolato was the first bankruptcy judge to sit in Rhode Island, and for 44 years, he was the only U.S. bankruptcy judge to serve the state. He served on the First Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Massachusetts and Maine panels. He was Chief Judge, Massachusetts’ B.A.P. from 1981 to 1984. The Judge Arthur N. Votolato papers is a small collection of material relating to Votolato’s work in bankruptcy law. The collection contains Bankruptcy Appellate Panel materials including correspondence, notes, and outlines, as well as case files, reports, publications including The Conference Newsletter, The Silver Whistle, and other related documents.
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Arthur N. Votolato papers
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United States Trustees. United States Trustees., Creator Votolato, Arthur, Creator
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PU-L.NBA.046
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1 linear foot
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1968-1986
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Judge Arthur N. Votolato was the first bankruptcy judge to sit in Rhode Island, and for 44 years, he was the only U.S. bankruptcy judge to serve the state. He served on the First Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Massachusetts and Maine panels. He was Chief Judge, Massachusetts’ B.A.P. from 1981 to 1984. The Judge Arthur N. Votolato papers is a small collection of material relating to Votolato’s work in bankruptcy law. The collection contains Bankruptcy Appellate Panel materials including correspondence, notes, and outlines, as well as case files, reports, publications including The Conference Newsletter, The Silver Whistle, and other related documents.
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1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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United States Trustees. United States Trustees. Votolato, Arthur National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1969-1999
(Bulk: 1975-1998)
Creator:
Klee, Kenneth N.
Extent: 28.5 linear feet
Kenneth N. Klee spent his career analyzing bankruptcy law and advocating for pro-debtor reforms to the Bankruptcy Code. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1974 and joined to the California bar in 1975. He began his career as Associate Counsel for the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, a subunit of the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised Congress and helped draft legislation related to bankruptcy reform in the 1970s. He was also a consultant to the House Judiciary Committee from 1977 to 1982 and the Department of Justice from 1983 to 1985. Klee was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an association of scholars and practitioners committed to the study of bankruptcy legislation and reform, where he was chair of the Committee on Legislation from 1992 to 1999. He worked at Stutman, Treister and Glatt and was a founding partner of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff, and Stern, LLP. The collection, 1969-1999, includes papers relating to Klee's work from 1969 to 1995 as a legal assistant to the Committee on the Judiciary, including drafts of bills, handwritten notes, markup copies of legislation, reports, and correspondence; materials related to Klee's legislative activities from 1997 to 1999 as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference; lectures, presentations, and related material created by Klee for continuing education courses, seminars, and other programs; course materials related to Klee's professorships at UCLA and USC from 1979 to 1984; photocopies and other reference material; and related material.
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Kenneth N. Klee Papers
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Klee, Kenneth N.
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PU-L.NBA.005
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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28.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1969-1999
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1975-1998
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Kenneth N. Klee spent his career analyzing bankruptcy law and advocating for pro-debtor reforms to the Bankruptcy Code. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1974 and joined to the California bar in 1975. He began his career as Associate Counsel for the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, a subunit of the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised Congress and helped draft legislation related to bankruptcy reform in the 1970s. He was also a consultant to the House Judiciary Committee from 1977 to 1982 and the Department of Justice from 1983 to 1985. Klee was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an association of scholars and practitioners committed to the study of bankruptcy legislation and reform, where he was chair of the Committee on Legislation from 1992 to 1999. He worked at Stutman, Treister and Glatt and was a founding partner of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff, and Stern, LLP. The collection, 1969-1999, includes papers relating to Klee's work from 1969 to 1995 as a legal assistant to the Committee on the Judiciary, including drafts of bills, handwritten notes, markup copies of legislation, reports, and correspondence; materials related to Klee's legislative activities from 1997 to 1999 as a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference; lectures, presentations, and related material created by Klee for continuing education courses, seminars, and other programs; course materials related to Klee's professorships at UCLA and USC from 1979 to 1984; photocopies and other reference material; and related material.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Klee, Kenneth N. National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) United States. Supreme Court
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Faculty papers Legislation (legal concepts)
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1952-2001
(Bulk: 1966-2001)
Creator:
King, Lawrence P., 1929-2001
Extent: 35 linear feet (about 9000 items)
As a teacher, scholar, lawyer, and consultant, Lawrence P. King (1929-2001) played an important role in the reform of bankruptcy law from the 1960s to his death in 2001. King taught commercial and bankruptcy law at New York University Law School. He served on a number of congressional commissions formed to analyze and reform bankruptcy law, including the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He gave speeches and participated in panels regarding bankruptcy legislation for a number of seminars and educational programs. He was an active member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an organization of lawyers, judges, and professors dedicated to bankruptcy reform. He had leadership roles in National Bankruptcy Conference committees, including the Committee on Legislation, where he was Chairman. He is well known as Editor of Collier on Bankruptcy, a reference series that became the leading treatise on bankruptcy law during King's 40-year tenure. The collection,1952-2001, includes personal and professional correspondence; reports, correspondence, and memoranda relating to King's participation in the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules; congressional hearings and testimony by King and his colleagues; meeting minutes, correspondence, and committee materials from the National Bankruptcy Conference, of which King was an active member; papers relating to the New York University Advanced Workshop on Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization, which King created and taught; seminar materials from the Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Association of American Law Schools, and other organizations; articles written by King; teaching materials; subject files on a range of topics, including personal bankruptcy, bankruptcy reform, the Bankruptcy Code, consumer legislation, and the Marathon Pipeline bankruptcy court case; and other papers used by King in the course of his scholarship.
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Lawrence P. King Papers
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King, Lawrence P., 1929-2001
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PU-L.NBA.001
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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35 linear feet (about 9000 items)
inclusive date
1952-2001
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1966-2001
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As a teacher, scholar, lawyer, and consultant, Lawrence P. King (1929-2001) played an important role in the reform of bankruptcy law from the 1960s to his death in 2001. King taught commercial and bankruptcy law at New York University Law School. He served on a number of congressional commissions formed to analyze and reform bankruptcy law, including the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He gave speeches and participated in panels regarding bankruptcy legislation for a number of seminars and educational programs. He was an active member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an organization of lawyers, judges, and professors dedicated to bankruptcy reform. He had leadership roles in National Bankruptcy Conference committees, including the Committee on Legislation, where he was Chairman. He is well known as Editor of Collier on Bankruptcy, a reference series that became the leading treatise on bankruptcy law during King's 40-year tenure. The collection,1952-2001, includes personal and professional correspondence; reports, correspondence, and memoranda relating to King's participation in the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules; congressional hearings and testimony by King and his colleagues; meeting minutes, correspondence, and committee materials from the National Bankruptcy Conference, of which King was an active member; papers relating to the New York University Advanced Workshop on Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization, which King created and taught; seminar materials from the Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the Association of American Law Schools, and other organizations; articles written by King; teaching materials; subject files on a range of topics, including personal bankruptcy, bankruptcy reform, the Bankruptcy Code, consumer legislation, and the Marathon Pipeline bankruptcy court case; and other papers used by King in the course of his scholarship.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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King, Lawrence P., 1929-2001 Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States Countryman, Vern -- Correspondence Forman, Leon S., 1915-2006 -- Correspondence National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Treister , George M., 1923- -- Correspondence
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Audiotapes Faculty papers Photographs
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1957-1999
Creator:
Drabkin, Murray, 1928-, Creator
Extent: 10 linear feet
Murray Drabkin (1928-) was a commercial bankruptcy lawyer at Hopkins and Sutter in Washington, D.C. until 2001. He was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and co-authored the "Judges' bill," which, together with the "Commission bill," drafted by a federal commission to study bankruptcy laws, was the basis for the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. The collection, 1932-1999, includes materials relating to bankruptcy reform and the jurisdiction of bankruptcy judges in the 1970s and 1980s; records and papers of the National Bankruptcy Conference, where Drabkin was an active member; material relating to two important legislative projects formed by the National Bankruptcy Conference, the Code Review Project and the Insurance Insolvency Project; correspondence related to the activities of bankruptcy committees in New York and Washington, D.C.; and published manuals, reports, and reference books.
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Murray Drabkin Papers
creator
Drabkin, Murray, 1928-, Creator
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PU-L.NBA.003
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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10 linear feet
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1957-1999
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Murray Drabkin (1928-) was a commercial bankruptcy lawyer at Hopkins and Sutter in Washington, D.C. until 2001. He was a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and co-authored the "Judges' bill," which, together with the "Commission bill," drafted by a federal commission to study bankruptcy laws, was the basis for the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978. The collection, 1932-1999, includes materials relating to bankruptcy reform and the jurisdiction of bankruptcy judges in the 1970s and 1980s; records and papers of the National Bankruptcy Conference, where Drabkin was an active member; material relating to two important legislative projects formed by the National Bankruptcy Conference, the Code Review Project and the Insurance Insolvency Project; correspondence related to the activities of bankruptcy committees in New York and Washington, D.C.; and published manuals, reports, and reference books.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Drabkin, Murray, 1928- American College of Bankruptcy National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1948-1996
Creator:
National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.)
Extent: 1.3 linear feet (56 items)
The National Bankruptcy Conference is a voluntary, non-profit, self-supporting organization of lawyers, law teachers, and bankruptcy judges who have achieved scholarly distinction in the field of bankruptcy law. Its purpose is to study the operation of bankruptcy and related laws and proposals for their reform. The Conference participated as a consultant to Congress in every substantial amendment of the Bankruptcy Act up to the 1970s. The collection includes minutes summaries of proceedings of National Bankruptcy Conference meetings from 1948 to 1996 and reports submitted by the Committee on Coordination of Uniform Commercial Code and Bankruptcy Act.
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National Bankruptcy Conference Records
creator
National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.)
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PU-L.NBA.004
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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1.3 linear feet (56 items)
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1948-1996
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The National Bankruptcy Conference is a voluntary, non-profit, self-supporting organization of lawyers, law teachers, and bankruptcy judges who have achieved scholarly distinction in the field of bankruptcy law. Its purpose is to study the operation of bankruptcy and related laws and proposals for their reform. The Conference participated as a consultant to Congress in every substantial amendment of the Bankruptcy Act up to the 1970s. The collection includes minutes summaries of proceedings of National Bankruptcy Conference meetings from 1948 to 1996 and reports submitted by the Committee on Coordination of Uniform Commercial Code and Bankruptcy Act.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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National Bankruptcy Conference (U.S.)
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Minutes
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1926 - 2013
Creator:
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
Extent: 20 linear feet (about 5500 items)
The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) was founded in 1926 to provide continuing legal education to bankruptcy judges, lawyers, and other practitioners, and to advise and influence Congress in an effort to represent the interests of bankruptcy judges with regards to pending bankruptcy legislation, and to promote greater uniformity and understanding of existing bankruptcy law. The collection, 1926-2007, includes materials related to organizational activity as it relates to the field of bankruptcy law, including administrative files, committee papers, meeting materials, legislative activity, publications, and related material.
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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Records
creator
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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PU-L.NBA.012
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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20 linear feet (about 5500 items)
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1926 - 2013
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The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) was founded in 1926 to provide continuing legal education to bankruptcy judges, lawyers, and other practitioners, and to advise and influence Congress in an effort to represent the interests of bankruptcy judges with regards to pending bankruptcy legislation, and to promote greater uniformity and understanding of existing bankruptcy law. The collection, 1926-2007, includes materials related to organizational activity as it relates to the field of bankruptcy law, including administrative files, committee papers, meeting materials, legislative activity, publications, and related material.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004 Scott, Mary Davies, 1944-
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DVDs Oral histories (document genres) Photographs
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1967-2004
Creator:
Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004, Creator
Extent: 24 linear feet
Ralph H. Kelley (1928-2004) was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Sixth Federal Judicial Circuit in 1969. In 1993 he retired as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee but remained the court’s senior judge. He was a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1985 to 1986. In 1980, Ralph Kelley was appointed to the Committee on the Budget of the Judicial Conference of the United States, where he served until 1990. The collection (1967-2004) includes letters and memoranda with the Administrative Office of the United States, congressional leaders, and bankruptcy judges; programs, promotional material, and other material relating to seminars, workshops, conferences, and other meetings in which Kelley was invited to participate; congressional testimony by Kelley before various congressional committees; essays and other writings generated by Kelley; speeches, lectures, and other presentations created by Kelley; subject files, created and maintained by Kelley, relating to Kelley's key legislative advocacy, including support for an increase in bankruptcy judgeships, improved salaries and retirement benefits for bankruptcy judges, and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; publications, releases, directories, news clippings, and other papers not created by Kelley but used by Kelley for reference; and letters, press releases, video material, and other material commemorating and honoring the life and work of Kelley.
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Ralph H. Kelley Papers
creator
Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004, Creator
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PU-L.NBA.002
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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24 linear feet
inclusive date
1967-2004
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Ralph H. Kelley (1928-2004) was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Sixth Federal Judicial Circuit in 1969. In 1993 he retired as Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee but remained the court’s senior judge. He was a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where he served as President from 1985 to 1986. In 1980, Ralph Kelley was appointed to the Committee on the Budget of the Judicial Conference of the United States, where he served until 1990. The collection (1967-2004) includes letters and memoranda with the Administrative Office of the United States, congressional leaders, and bankruptcy judges; programs, promotional material, and other material relating to seminars, workshops, conferences, and other meetings in which Kelley was invited to participate; congressional testimony by Kelley before various congressional committees; essays and other writings generated by Kelley; speeches, lectures, and other presentations created by Kelley; subject files, created and maintained by Kelley, relating to Kelley's key legislative advocacy, including support for an increase in bankruptcy judgeships, improved salaries and retirement benefits for bankruptcy judges, and Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; publications, releases, directories, news clippings, and other papers not created by Kelley but used by Kelley for reference; and letters, press releases, video material, and other material commemorating and honoring the life and work of Kelley.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Kelley, Ralph H. (Ralph Houston), 1928-2004 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) United States. Administrative Office of the United States Courts
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DVDs Photographs
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1969-2010
(Bulk: 1982-2000)
Creator:
Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950-
Extent: 27 linear feet
Randall J. Newsome attended Boston University for his Bachelor of Arts in 1972 and the University of Cincinnati College of Law for his Juris Doctor in 1975. With 28 years of experience serving as a settlement and bankruptcy judge, Judge Newsome is best known for his intelligent and pragmatic approach to resolving complex matters and he is frequently sought out as a national speaker on topics related to bankruptcy. Judge Newsome devoted much of his career handling local and national bankruptcy issues. Not only was Judge Newsome vocal about bankruptcy reform for consumers, but he was also actively involved with the ongoing legislative battles over bankruptcy reform, particularly during the ever changing Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) in the late 1990s. The Randall J. Newsome Papers, 1969-2010, primarily covers Judge Newsome's activities as a Bankruptcy Judge from 1982-2010 as well as his activities as a member and future President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ).
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Randall J. Newsome Papers
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Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950-
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PU-L.NBA.040
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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27 linear feet
inclusive date
1969-2010
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1982-2000
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Randall J. Newsome attended Boston University for his Bachelor of Arts in 1972 and the University of Cincinnati College of Law for his Juris Doctor in 1975. With 28 years of experience serving as a settlement and bankruptcy judge, Judge Newsome is best known for his intelligent and pragmatic approach to resolving complex matters and he is frequently sought out as a national speaker on topics related to bankruptcy. Judge Newsome devoted much of his career handling local and national bankruptcy issues. Not only was Judge Newsome vocal about bankruptcy reform for consumers, but he was also actively involved with the ongoing legislative battles over bankruptcy reform, particularly during the ever changing Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) in the late 1990s. The Randall J. Newsome Papers, 1969-2010, primarily covers Judge Newsome's activities as a Bankruptcy Judge from 1982-2010 as well as his activities as a member and future President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ).
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Newsome, Randall J. (Randall Jackson), 1950- Hersher, Robert F., Jr., 1944- National Bankruptcy Review Commission (U.S.) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.) Paine, George C., II Scott, Mary Davies, 1944-
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Clippings files Oral histories (document genres) Photographs
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1933-1934, 1959-1978
(Bulk: 1967-1976)
Creator:
Levin, Richard
Extent: 11 linear feet
Richard Levin was a distinguished New York based bankruptcy lawyer who served as assistant counsel to the House Judiciary Committee between 1975 and 1978. He dedicated those years to the penning of US Federal Bankruptcy Code. Richard Levin Documents on the Creation of the 1978 United States Bankruptcy Code is composed of a collection of research reports, drafts, correspondence, and other documents that describe the creation and follow the progress of the 1978 US Bankruptcy Code largely during the years 1967-1978 with supplementary information from years 1933, 1934, 1959, 1960, 1966, and Bankruptcy Statistics Tables dated 1960-1969.
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Richard Levin Papers on the Creation of the 1978 United States Bankruptcy Code
creator
Levin, Richard
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PU-L.NBA.060
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University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
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11 linear feet
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1933-1934, 1959-1978
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1967-1976
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Richard Levin was a distinguished New York based bankruptcy lawyer who served as assistant counsel to the House Judiciary Committee between 1975 and 1978. He dedicated those years to the penning of US Federal Bankruptcy Code. Richard Levin Documents on the Creation of the 1978 United States Bankruptcy Code is composed of a collection of research reports, drafts, correspondence, and other documents that describe the creation and follow the progress of the 1978 US Bankruptcy Code largely during the years 1967-1978 with supplementary information from years 1933, 1934, 1959, 1960, 1966, and Bankruptcy Statistics Tables dated 1960-1969.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1960s 1970s
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English
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Levin, Richard Countryman, Vern Cyr, Conrad K. Edwards, Don Forsythe, John S. Kennedy, Frank R. Klee, Kenneth N. Rodino, Peter Smith, Gerald K. Treister , George M., 1923-
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