Everything You Want To Know About The National Bankruptcy Archives

Sponsored by the American College of Bankruptcy and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

HOLD THE DATE: October 31, 2013, 3:00 pm- Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

This one hour session will include an entertaining discussion of the National Bankruptcy Archives Oral History Project and how to prepare for in-depth interviewing and recording of a bankruptcy attorney or judge and his or her professional and life experiences. This session will also include a discussion of the goals of the National Bankruptcy Archives, its current collections, donation policy and ideas for future collections. Anyone who is interested in finding or preserving materials relating to the history of debtor-creditor relations, bankruptcy and the reorganization of debt in the United States is welcome!


Hon. Diane Weiss Sigmund – was appointed as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1993, serving until her retirement in 2009. She was Chief Judge from 2004-2008. Prior to 1993 she was a Partner in the law firm of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley and member of its Financial Services Department. From 1997 to 2004 she was a member of the Committee on Automation and Technology of the Judicial Conference of the United States which oversaw the conversion to electronic case filing in the federal courts. She is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, chair of its Archives Committee and a director of its Foundation. She is a contributing editor to Collier on Bankruptcy. As a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, she served as Third Circuit Governor and member and chair of its Endowment for Education. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law where she was Research Editor of the Temple Law Quarterly.

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