2016 NCBJ Next Generation Program

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Notice re Next Generation nominations:


Nominations for the 2016 NCBJ Next Generation Program will be accepted on May 4, 2016 from noon to 5 pm Eastern Time.  Participants will be selected from a lottery of qualified applicants nominated during this period.  We encourage you to share information about this program and the nomination deadline with your local communities.

The Next Generation program is an important part of NCBJ’s Annual Meeting, held this year in San Francisco from October 26-29, 2016.  The program includes 40 up-and-coming bankruptcy practitioners each year.  Participants engage in a judicial roundtable, providing a unique opportunity to meet with judges in a small-group setting.  In addition, they are invited to a networking reception hosted by the American College of Bankruptcy, and a reception and dinner with NextGen participants from prior years. 

Qualified candidates for the NextGen program:

·         have five to ten years of experience practicing law (including clerkships);

·         devote at least fifty percent of his/her practice to bankruptcy cases;

·         demonstrate legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law;

·         display a serious commitment to principles of civility, ethics and professionalism; and

·         demonstrate commitment to the continued educational development of bankruptcy professionals and to professional activities that will benefit the public, members of the bar and the court system.

Only one attorney from any single law firm or agency may participate.  The costs of the participant’s attendance at the Annual Meeting must be borne by the participant, but no additional cost will be incurred to attend the Next Generation events, other than an optional dinner following the reunion reception.  NCBJ registration fee waivers, as well as grants from the NCBJ Endowment to defray part of the cost are available to the first five eligible participants. 

Additional information and instructions on how to nominate a participant are available on the NCBJ website at www.ncbj.org.  For more information, you may also contact us at NCBJNextGeneration@gmail.com.