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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1983-2003
Extent: 6 linear feet
The collection, 1983-2003, chiefly includes issues of newsletters, as well as journals, devoted to organizational and legislative activity in the field of bankruptcy law.
title
Bankruptcy Newsletter and Journal Collection
creator
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PU-L.NBA.016
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
6 linear feet
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1983-2003
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The collection, 1983-2003, chiefly includes issues of newsletters, as well as journals, devoted to organizational and legislative activity in the field of bankruptcy law.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Serials (publications)
Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1986-1993
Creator:
Pearson, John K.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (about 1800 items)
John K. Pearson (born 1945) earned a J.D. from the University of California's Hastings College of Law in 1973. Pearson has served as Assistant United States Trustee to the Justice Department in Wichita, Kan., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Districts of Kansas and Colorado, and Professor of Law at Presidents College of Law in Wichita, Kan. He has participated in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he served on the Board of Directors from 1989 to 1998, as Secretary from 1991 to 1995, as a member of the Executive Committee from 1989 to 1994, and as Chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. The collection, 1986-1993, includes correspondence, meeting materials, programs, handwritten notes, reports, organizational publications, and related material pertaining to Pearson's activity in the American Bankruptcy Institute, an organization founded to provide research opportunities and continuing education for issues related to bankruptcy.
title
John K. Pearson Collection of American Bankruptcy Institute Records
creator
Pearson, John K.
id
PU-L.NBA.019
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1.5 linear feet (about 1800 items)
inclusive date
1986-1993
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John K. Pearson (born 1945) earned a J.D. from the University of California's Hastings College of Law in 1973. Pearson has served as Assistant United States Trustee to the Justice Department in Wichita, Kan., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Districts of Kansas and Colorado, and Professor of Law at Presidents College of Law in Wichita, Kan. He has participated in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he served on the Board of Directors from 1989 to 1998, as Secretary from 1991 to 1995, as a member of the Executive Committee from 1989 to 1994, and as Chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy Rules. The collection, 1986-1993, includes correspondence, meeting materials, programs, handwritten notes, reports, organizational publications, and related material pertaining to Pearson's activity in the American Bankruptcy Institute, an organization founded to provide research opportunities and continuing education for issues related to bankruptcy.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Pearson, John K. American Bankruptcy Institute
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1972-2001
(Bulk: 1989-1992)
Creator:
Cosetti, Joseph L.
Extent: 3 linear feet (about 1400 items)
Joseph L. Cosetti was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1980, where he served as Chief Judge until 1994. He served as President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) from 1991 to 1992. The NCBJ, which provides continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals, aims to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the bankruptcy system and to improve the practice of law in the bankruptcy courts. Papers in the collection span the period of 1972-2001, with the majority of the documents created in the years 1989-1992. Chiefly represented are materials created by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and collected by the Office of the President from 1989 to 1992.
title
Joseph L. Cosetti Papers
creator
Cosetti, Joseph L.
id
PU-L.NBA.025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
3 linear feet (about 1400 items)
inclusive date
1972-2001
bulk date
1989-1992
abstract/scope/contents
Joseph L. Cosetti was appointed United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1980, where he served as Chief Judge until 1994. He served as President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) from 1991 to 1992. The NCBJ, which provides continuing legal education to judges, lawyers and other involved professionals, aims to secure a greater degree of quality and uniformity in the administration of the bankruptcy system and to improve the practice of law in the bankruptcy courts. Papers in the collection span the period of 1972-2001, with the majority of the documents created in the years 1989-1992. Chiefly represented are materials created by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and collected by the Office of the President from 1989 to 1992.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Cosetti, Joseph L. American Bankruptcy Institute American Bar Association National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1984-2002
Creator:
Scott, Mary Davies, 1944-
Extent: 7 linear feet (about 3,000 items)
Mary Davies Scott (born in 1944) earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, in 1978. Scott was appointed Bankruptcy Judge to the Eastern District of the United States Federal Court in 1987, where she remained until her retirement in 2002. From 1996 to 2002, she served as a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Scott is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where she has served in a number of leadership roles. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 2002. Scott planned and taught at various workshops and seminars for the Federal Judicial Center, an organization that provides continuing education to the federal judiciary, including bankruptcy judges. As chair of the American College of Bankruptcy's Archives Committee, Scott was instrumental in creating and developing the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The collection, 1984-2002, chiefly include correspondence, meeting materials, and related records pertaining to Scott's activities as a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American College of Bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and the Office of the United States Trustees.
title
Mary Davies Scott Papers
creator
Scott, Mary Davies, 1944-
id
PU-L.NBA.017
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
7 linear feet (about 3,000 items)
inclusive date
1984-2002
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Mary Davies Scott (born in 1944) earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, in 1978. Scott was appointed Bankruptcy Judge to the Eastern District of the United States Federal Court in 1987, where she remained until her retirement in 2002. From 1996 to 2002, she served as a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Scott is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where she has served in a number of leadership roles. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 2002. Scott planned and taught at various workshops and seminars for the Federal Judicial Center, an organization that provides continuing education to the federal judiciary, including bankruptcy judges. As chair of the American College of Bankruptcy's Archives Committee, Scott was instrumental in creating and developing the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The collection, 1984-2002, chiefly include correspondence, meeting materials, and related records pertaining to Scott's activities as a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American College of Bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and the Office of the United States Trustees.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Scott, Mary Davies, 1944- American Bankruptcy Institute American College of Bankruptcy Federal Judicial Center King, Lawrence P., 1929-2001 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
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Biddle Law Library: National Bankruptcy Archives [Contact Us]
1989-1999
Creator:
Francis, Merrill R., 1932-
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Merrill R. Francis (born 1932) joined the firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton in 1959. He specialized in commercial law, bankruptcy, and secured and unsecured creditor representation. Francis was a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Bar Association, where he chaired a number of groups and committees. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 1995. The collection, 1989-1999, includes memoranda, reports, notes and related material regarding Francis's participation in American Bar Association (ABA) groups, including the Task Force on Federal Court Structure, the Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Partnerships in Bankruptcy. The collection also includes 1992 meeting materials of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), of which Francis was a member, and ABI and related reports from 1991 to 1992 and 1999.
title
Merrill R. Francis Organizational Papers
creator
Francis, Merrill R., 1932-
id
PU-L.NBA.006
repository
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
extent
1.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1989-1999
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Merrill R. Francis (born 1932) joined the firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton in 1959. He specialized in commercial law, bankruptcy, and secured and unsecured creditor representation. Francis was a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Bar Association, where he chaired a number of groups and committees. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 1995. The collection, 1989-1999, includes memoranda, reports, notes and related material regarding Francis's participation in American Bar Association (ABA) groups, including the Task Force on Federal Court Structure, the Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Partnerships in Bankruptcy. The collection also includes 1992 meeting materials of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), of which Francis was a member, and ABI and related reports from 1991 to 1992 and 1999.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Francis, Merrill R., 1932- American Bankruptcy Institute American Bar Association
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