20th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition

St. John’s School of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute are pleased to sponsor the 20th Annual Hon. Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

Saturday, March 10 – Monday, March 12, 2012

Preliminary and Octo-final Rounds
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
St. John’s School of Law

Quarter, Semi and Final Rounds
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Conrad B. Duberstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse
Brooklyn, New York

Gala Awards Banquet
Monday, March 12, 2012
Pier Sixty
Chelsea Piers
New York, NY

Competitor Information
Official Duberstein Rules
Competitor Registration Brochure

Registration Deadline
The registration deadline is Monday, November 21, 2011. Please fax your registration form to Maureen Mulligan at (718) 990-8300 or mail it to:

Maureen Mulligan
Associate Director
Office of Special Events
St. John’s School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, N.Y. 11439

More Information
Competition:  LLM@stjohns.edu.
Gala Awards Banquet:  duberstein@stjohns.edu
Our past Duberstein Competitions.

We invite you to learn more about the Center for Bankruptcy Studies and the LL.M. in Bankruptcy Program at St. John’s School of Law.

Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop December 6

Interested in volunteering to assist nonprofits with incorporation and other matters?  Several slots are being held for HLS students to attend this workshop offered by Goodwin Procter.  HLS students could be matched up with private firm pro bono attorneys and a nonprofit client after the session. Eligible for pro bono credit.

Nonprofit Incorporation 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011   4:30 – 6:30 pm 
Goodwin Procter LLP, 53 State Street, Boston.  
Are you a leader of an existing nonprofit organization or have an interest in creating a new one?  Do you have questions and concerns about incorporating and/or filing for tax-exempt status?  All nonprofit start-ups are invited to attend this legal seminar for nonprofits, led by two experienced nonprofit attorneys.  At this group session, we will assist your organization in understanding the complicated processes of formalizing a nonprofit in Massachusetts by addressing questions regarding:
•       For-Profit or Not-for-Profit?
•       What is a Not-for-Profit?
•       Incorporating & Structuring the Not-for-Profit
•       State Reporting & Regulation 
•       Federal Tax Exemption 
•       Ongoing IRS Reporting & Regulation  
To RSVP, email  lbranson at law.harvard.edu  Registration deadline December 2. Space is limited.
Please note that registration is required for security clearance.       
This seminar is a joint project of the Lawyers Clearinghouse and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts, hosted by Goodwin Procter LLP.