The 2014 NCBJ conference in Chicago is now in the books, and was a success by any measure. More than 28 programs were offered over three days, on topics ranging from the Detroit bankruptcy case to honing trial skills to hot areas in consumer bankruptcy law. Attendees were given the chance to talk to the panelists after many of the programs.
The Chicago River architectural boat cruise was a big hit, as was the reception at the Art Institute of Chicago, the farewell dinner (featuring Second City), the after-dinner party, and many other receptions, parties, and lunches. The weather was great; although snow has now begun to fly, conference attendees enjoyed mostly sunny days with highs in the 60s.
1,775 lawyers, spouses, and guests attended the conference. The figure includes 184 sitting, retired, or recalled judges.
Thanks to everyone who attended, with special thanks to Judge Wedoff, Judge Pepper, Judge Baer, Jeanne Sleeper, and the others who worked so hard to make the conference an educational, social, and entertainment success.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for September 27-30, 2015, when Judge Nugent will host the 2015 NCBJ Conference at the Fountainebleau Miami Beach (a very nice hotel). Daytime highs are predicted to be in the low 80s, and the water warm enough for a swim!