2021-2022 Officers:

Zev Shechtman
Danning, Gill, Israel &
   Krasnoff, LLP

Vice President
David Guess
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Program Chair

Randye Soref
Polsinelli LLP

Matthew Sorenson
Development Specialists, Inc.

Lovee Sarenas

Sklar Kirsh LLP

Honorable Richard M. Neiter Summer Bankruptcy Fellowship & Externship Fund

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The LABF is excited to announce the launch of the Honorable Richard M. Neiter Summer Bankruptcy Fellowship & Externship Fund! This fellowship is intended to promote diversity in the Central District of California’s bankruptcy practice and provide financial assistance to law students who will be externing with a Central District bankruptcy judge this summer. 

To apply, click on the application link below and submit your completed application by March 31, 2022. However, those who have been offered a summer bankruptcy externship after March 31, 2022 may submit their application within seven days of the date of acceptance of a Central District Bankruptcy Court summer externship.

Important Information Regarding the Fellowship and Stipend

1. The Fellowship and Externship Fund is open to students who have accepted an offer to serve a full-time summer externship with a bankruptcy judge in the Central District of California.

2. The stipend will be $3,000 per award recipient. 

3. The number of stipends will depend on availability of funds, and applicants may be invited to participate in the fellowship without a stipend or with a partial stipend.

4. The fellowship will include one or more social or educational activities over the summer.

5. Questions and completed applications should be directed to info@labankruptcyforum.org (Subject: “Neiter Fellowship”).

6. Summer 2022 application deadline is March 31, 2022.

7. 2022 awards will be announced by May 1, 2022.


Good luck, and we hope to see you this summer!

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