04.03.2023 Roadways to the Bench Information

To further the goal of casting a wide net to attract the broadest possible 
pool of qualified applicants to serve as federal judges, the Judicial 
Conference Committees on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System 
and Magistrate Judges System present their national diversity event: 

Roadways to the Bench:
Who Me? A Bankruptcy or Magistrate Judge? 

• Interested lawyers and law students are invited to observe a national panel
discussion and participate in local roundtables with bankruptcy, magistrate, district,
and appellate judges about pathways to the federal bench.

• The panel, which will be moderated by Judge Carl E. Stewart (5th Cir.), is comprised
of Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis (6th Cir.), who previously served as a district
judge from 2019 to 2022 and as a magistrate judge from 2016 to 2019; Judge Laura
Taylor Swain (S.D.N.Y.), who previously served as a bankruptcy judge from 1996 to
2000; Judge Kesha Lynn Tanabe (Bankr. D. Minn.), a current bankruptcy judge; and
Judge Mustafa T. Kasubhai (D. Or.), a current magistrate judge.

• Registration may be limited due to space constraints.

EVENT DATE: April 3, 2023. at 4:00 p.m. in Columbia, SC
LOCATION: University of South Carolina School of Law, 1525 Senate Street,
COST: There is no cost for attending this event. No CLE credit will be provided.
HOW TO REGISTER: Click on the following link and fill out the information
requested: https://form.jotform.com/223496238048058

PLEASE NOTE: Given the limited number of spaces available, register at your earliest 
convenience. Registering at the link above does not guarantee your ability to attend the event, 
as attendance will be allowed on a first-come, first-serve basis. If your registration has been 
accepted you will receive an email with additional information.

To the extent that you are no longer able to attend, or if you have any questions regarding the 
event, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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