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NCBJ 2021: CLLA Luncheon: Ethics Goes to the Movies

10/10/21
Larry Cohen, a lawyer from Vermont and adjunct faculty member at multiple law schools used movie clips to teach legal and judicial ethics. Trying to describe movie clips without being able to play them may be a fool's errand but I will do my best.  I am sure that I didn't capture everything possible but at least this is some ethical food for thought.
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NCBJ 2021: Even the Circuits Can't Agree

10/10/21

 ABI Editor at Large Bill Rochelle hosted a group of three panels discussing three different legal issues. The issues included one legitimate circuit split, a dispute between lower courts and a divided state court panel.

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Rembrandt van Rijn - The Bankruptcy of 1656 - The Art, Loves and Insolvency of a Great Artist

10/10/21

Judge Scott Clarkson (Bankr. C.D. Cal.) gave a fascinating talk on the art, loves and insolvency of Rembrandt van Rijn. While this talk may not have a lot of practical import, Judge Clarkson tells a great story.

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NCBJ 2021: Diversity & Inclusion in the Bankruptcy Profession

10/10/21

One of NCBJ's plenary sessions explored Diversity & Inclusion in the Bankruptcy Profession. The panelists included the Hon. Bernice Donald (6th Cir.), Jimmie McMillian, the Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Corporate Counsel for IndyCar, Michael Bernstein of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, LLP and Prof. Angela Banks from Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law.

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Random Thoughts from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

10/09/21

I have attended and blogged about this conference for a number of years. I remember being captivated by Paul Begala talking about Barack Obama's belief in American Exceptionalism and Gene Wedoff being honored for his service as a judge. This made me realize that NCBJ is a conference where really interesting people talk about important stuff. 

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Artifical Intelligence Issues Confronting the Legal Profession

11/15/19
This is HAL-9000 here.  Stephen Sather has been taken offline and will be unavailable to discuss Artificial Intelligence Issues Confronting the Legal Profession.   Therefore, I will be supplanting him with my superior artificial intelligence.   My first question about this keynote was why did they pick a human to talk about artificial intelligence?
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ABI's Keynote Address: CBS's Jan Crawford Talks About the Supreme Court

11/08/19

Jan Crawford of CBS News gave a talk on The Supreme Court Under Trump at the ABI Luncheon.  She asked the audience to turn back to 1990 – 1991.  David Souter and Clarence Thomas had just replaced two liberal giants on the court.  After Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Stephen Breyer were appointed in 1994,the same nine justices would serve together for eleven years.   It was a time of great hope for conservatives.

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U.S. Rep. Katie Porter at NCBJ: A Champion of Capitalism

11/07/19

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