SF Annual Conference Blog – Index

Welcome to the NCBJ San Francisco Conference Blog for NCBJ’s 90th Annual Conference.  A good place to start is NCBJ President Mary Grace Diehl’s Welcome to the Blog – Get Ready for the City by the Bay article.  Just click on any topic in the index to read the article.  The index is updated each time a post to the Blog is made.  There is a list of recent posts in the right sidebar.

In recognition of NCBJ’s 90th anniversary this year, we added a special History of NCBJ section to the Blog. We also added a feature to the Blog this year so readers may post comments at the end of the blog articles.  For example, if you have been to a jazz club, museum or restaurant discussed in a post, or have other suggestions, or have attended a NextGen program at an earlier conference, we encourage you to post a comment.

INDEX

Welcome to the Blog from NCBJ President Mary Grace Diehl

Welcome to the Blog – Get Ready for the City by the Bay

Education and Other Programs

IWIRC Reception and Events

NCBJ Blog Quiz #1: How Well Do You Know Your Bankruptcy History and Bankruptcy Community? – Bankruptcy Organization Acronyms

NCBJ Blog Quiz #2: How Well Do You Know Your Bankruptcy History and Bankruptcy Community? – Identify Which One Does Not Belong

Blog Quiz #1 Answers

Blog Quiz #2 Answers

The ABLJ/ABA Symposium on The NCBJ at 90: The Evolution, Role, and Impact of Bankruptcy Courts from 1926 to 2016

An Alphabet Soup of Events: ABA, ABI, ABLJ, ACB, AIRA, CLLA, IWIRC, NACTT, NAWJ, NCBJ

Another Top NCBJ Education Program Planned for the 2016 Annual Conference

Don’t Miss Entertaining, Enlightening, Exciting, and Essential Education in San Francisco!

History of NCBJ

NCBJ Celebrates its 90th Year – Part 1 (1926-1973)

The NCBJ Today – At 90 Years

NCBJ’s Formation 90 Years Ago as the National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy

A Short History of the NCBJ Annual Conference

1926: The National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy is formed. What else?

NCBJ Sponsored Outreach Programs

The Blackshear Fellowship Program: Promoting Diversity in the Legal Profession

Next Generation Announces 2016 Participants

Next Generation Looks Forward to Another Successful Year

Social

IWIRC Reception and Events

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones’ Annual NCBJ Party

What’s in a Theme?

San Francisco and Wine Country

A Dream Weekend in Wine Country

A “Native’s” Guide to the City by the Bay

San Francisco: The Historical Angle

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, a Great Film Shot in San Francisco

Index: Recommendations for a Dream Weekend in Wine Country

Live Jazz Near the SF Marriott Marquis

Offbeat Museums in San Francisco

Photos Taken in San Francisco

Photos Taken in San Francisco by Judge K. Rodney May

Restaurants Near the SF Marriott Marquis

Useful San Francisco Apps

Weather in Late October

Miami Beach Conference – Looking Back

Looking Back at the Miami Beach Conference

United States Supreme Court

Photos – United States Supreme Court

Welcome to the Blog – Get Ready for the City by the Bay

Message from NCBJ President Hon. Mary Grace Diehl, North District of Georgia

invitation2016Welcome to the 2016 NCBJ Conference Blog for our 90th Annual Conference in the City by the Bay.  And what better venue than the heart of San Francisco, one of the world’s great cities where everything is interesting and diverse:  food, culture, history and the people.

We are confident you will find this year’s Blog interesting and informative.  The Blog will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the varied education programs planned this year to San Francisco museums to receptions and parties.  To give you a taste of things to come, our own Paul Bonapfel, a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Georgia and Chair of the Education Committee for this year’s Conference, has given us an entertaining video and musical invitation to the Conference – singing to the melody of I Left My Heart in San Francisco.

One of our goals this year is to increase interaction between judges and bankruptcy professionals.  Our education committee has completed its outstanding program with some innovative formats to make the conference even more fun!  We will host programs sponsored by our colleagues at the ABA, ABI, ACB, AIRA, CLLA, and IWIRC.  NCBJ’s NextGen program will again be offered for 40 lawyers with 5-10 years of experience.  The lottery for positions is May 4th.  Don’t miss your chance to be included.

We welcome all bankruptcy professionals to submit posts to the Blog (a link to guidelines for posting is on the Blog home page).  Please check back from time to time for new postings.

Hope to see you in San Francisco!

Mary Grace Diehl, NCBJ President.

IWIRC Reception and Events

On Tuesday, October 25, IWIRC (International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation) will hold a reception at SoMa in the Marriott Marquis. Complimentary registration is open for judges attending the NCBJ Conference. The reception occurs from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

For Wednesday October 26, IWIRC has assembled educational panels. Beginning at 9:30am, hear Panel One covering “International Investors – Where in the World Is the Money Coming from?” followed at 10:30am by Panel Two examining “The Dissection of a Ponzi Scheme.” After these panels is a luncheon and presentation of awards. Topping it off, IWIRC has arranged several excursions for Wednesday afternoon. Tour Alcatraz, or visit the Muir Woods, or enjoy a culinary exploration with a Ferry Building Marketplace Tasting and Tour.

Registration for the all IWIRC events is open to members and non-members through the IWIRC website or by contacting Sheri Bednar via e-mail at sbedker@iwirc.og.

A Dream Weekend in Wine Country

Click here to read A Dream Weekend in Wine Country, by Bankruptcy Judge Hannah Blumenstiel, N.D. Cal., published in the 2106 Fall Issue of the NCBJ Conference News. Do you want to stay in a “meticulously restored craftsman” Inn in Napa, to lunch in a “classic French bistro” that is “insanely popular” or at a place where “the food is so good I dream about it,”and then taste wine in an original Craftsman bungalow? Then this article is for you. The article contains recommendations for hotels, restaurants, wineries and other fun things to do in Napa and Sonoma wine country from a judge willing to share her special insight into the area.

NCBJ Celebrates its 90th Year – Part 1 (1926-1973)

The NCBJ celebrates its 90th year in 2016, having been formed in 1926 as the National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy. This link will take you to part 1 of a 2-part article written in celebration of NCBJ’s 90th anniversary. Part 1 was published in the 2016 Fall Issue of the NCBJ Conference News. Part I covers: (i) The NCBJ’s Formation; (ii) The World War II Years; (iii) the Referees’ Salary Act of 1946, (iv) NARB Changes its Name; and (v) The American Bankruptcy Law Journal and NCBJ Conference News.

A “Native’s” Guide to the City by the Bay

Click here to read an interesting and informative article entitled A “Native’s” Guide to the City by the Bay written by Bankruptcy Judges Stephen Johnson and Hannah Blumenstiel, both sitting in the Northern District of California. The article was published in the Fall 2016 Issue of the NCBJ Conference News.

The article covers San Francisco’s weather, sites to see walking around town, traditional tourist destinations, great restaurants to consider, organized tours opportunities, museums, music and theater, and fun things to do with children.

San Francisco: The Historical Angle

Click this link to read an interesting article written by Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Johnson, N.D. Cal., published in the Fall 2016 Issue of the NCBJ Conference News, entitled San Francisco: The Historical Angle.

What’s in a Theme?

Year after year, attorneys, judges and restructuring professionals ask us “What will your theme be at this year’s NCBJ After Party?” “What can we expect?” Well, if we gave that away then we would be removing the element of surprise.

We took a walk on the dark side of the moon to help us decide on the 2016 theme. Will there be a flying circus at the Marriott Marquis? Good times will definitely be had by all and we will keep the suspense going until Friday October 28 at 9PM.

See you in the Golden Gate Ballroom!

Blog Quiz #2 Answers

NCBJ Blog Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Bankruptcy History and Bankruptcy Community?

by Professor Karen M. Gebbia

Golden Gate University School of Law

To take Blog Quiz #1, click here (bankruptcy organization acronyms plus bonus question).

To take Blog Quiz #2, click here (identify which one does not belong, from a bankruptcy perspective, and why?).

Blog Quiz #2 answers:

1. King does not belong. The Shea, McAdoo, Donovan, and Thacher commissions, committees and reports heavily influenced bankruptcy legislation in the 1930s and 1940s. For bankruptcy Kings, see the answers to Quiz #1.

2. Brookings does not belong. The Lowell Bill and Torrey Bill were precursors to the Bankruptcy Act of 1898. The Lowell Bill was not successful; the Torrey Bill formed the basis for the Bankruptcy Act. The Brookings Institution Report of 1971 influenced the Bankruptcy Code of 1978.

3. 1823 does not belong. Federal bankruptcy laws were enacted in 1800, 1841, 1867 and 1898, but not in 1823.

4. 1938 does not belong. The Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States issued its report in 1973. The National Bankruptcy Review Commission issued its report in 1997. There was no bankruptcy commission report in 1938. 1938 is significant as the year the Chandler Act amendments to the Bankruptcy Act of 1898 were enacted.

5. The Great Recession of 2007-2009 does not belong. The other financial crisis led more or less directly to major federal bankruptcy legislation. The Great Recession did not; although it did spur other federal legislation, most notably the Dodd-Frank Act.

NCBJ Blog Quiz #2: How Well Do You Know Your Bankruptcy History and Bankruptcy Community?

NCBJ Blog Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Bankruptcy History and Bankruptcy Community?

by Professor Karen M. Gebbia

Golden Gate University School of Law

In a series of short quizzes, Professor Gebbia invites readers to test their knowledge of bankruptcy history and the role the bankruptcy community has played in shaping bankruptcy law. To learn more, attend the American Bankruptcy Law Journal / American Bar Association Symposium at the NCBJ Meeting: The NCBJ at Ninety: Evolution and Revolution, on October 27, 2016, in San Francisco.

Quiz #2:
One of these things is not like the others; no, one of these things just does not belong!
Can you identify which one does not belong, from a bankruptcy perspective, and why?

1.
Shea, McAdoo, Donovan, Thacher, King

2.
Lowell, Torrey, Brookings

3.
1800, 1823, 1841, 1867, 1898

4.
1938, 1973, 1997

5.
Panic of 1796-1799, Panic of 1837, Long Depression of 1873 – 1896, Great Depression of 1929-1933, Great Recession of 2007-2009 

For the answers to Blog Quiz #2, click here.

To take Blog Quiz #1, click here.

To take Blog Quiz #2, click here.

Check back from time to time for more quizzes.

Index: Recommendations for a Dream Weekend in Wine Country

Index: Recommendations for a Dream Weekend in Wine Country

by Bankruptcy Judge Hannah L. Blumenstiel (N.D. Cal.)

Please note: All addresses, telephone numbers, and other details are accurate as of July 27, 2016, according to each vendor’s website. Please confirm

Blue Bottle Coffee
66 Mint Plaza
(off Mission St. between 5th & 6th Sts.)
Hours: M – Su, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Web: bluebottlecoffee.com

Elite Audio Coffee Bar
893A Folsom Street
(at 5th St.)
Hours: M, Tu, W, F, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Th, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.;
Sa, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Su, closed
Web: eliteaudiosf.com/menu (coffee art hours posted on the website)

Andaz Napa

1450 First Street, Napa, CA
(between Franklin & School Sts.)
Tel. 707.687.1234
Web: napa.andaz.hyatt.com

Napa River Inn
500 Main Street, Napa, CA
(at 5th Street)
Tel. 707.251.8500
Web: napariverinn.com

Blackbird Inn
1755 1st Street, Napa, CA
(between College & Jefferson Sts.)
Tel. 888.567.9811
Web: blackbirdinnnapa.com

Oxbow Public Market
610 and 644 First Street, Napa, CA
(between Soscol Ave. & Silverado Trail)
Tel. 707.226.6529
Hours: Oxbow is open 7 days a week; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas; individual café and vendor hours vary, so check the website for vendor/café specific hours
Web: oxbowpublicmarket.com

Bouchon
6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA
Tel. 707.944.8037
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., M – F; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., Sa – Su (Brunch 10:00 a.m. – noon, Sa – Su)
Web: thomaskeller.com/bouchonyountville

Bouchon Bakery
6528 Washington Street, Yountville, CA
Tel. 707.944.2253
Hours: 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., every day
Web: thomaskeller.com/bouchonbakeryyountville

JCB Tasting Salon

6505 Washington Street, Yountville, CA
Tel. 855.288.2582
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Su – Th; 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., F – Sa
Web: jcbwines.com

Miminashi
821 Coombs Street, Napa, CA
Tel. 707.254.9464
Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., M – F
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., M – Th; 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., F – Sa; 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Su
Web: miminashi.com

Cadet
930 Franklin Street, Napa, CA
(Cadet is in the pedestrian alley off Franklin Street between 1st & 2nd Sts)
Tel. 707.224.4400
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., M – Th; 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., Fr – Sa
Web: cadetbeerandwinebar.com

Eco Polish Boutique
1330 Third Street, Napa, CA
(between Randolph & Franklin Sts., next to the Uptown Theater)
Tel. 707.430.8422
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., W – M
Web: eco-polishboutique.com

Napa River Velo

680 Main Street, Napa, CA
(at 3rd Street)
Tel. 707.258.8729
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., M – F; 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sa; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Su
Web: naparivervelo.com

Napa Cycle Sport
796 Soscol Avenue, Napa, CA
Tel. 707.265.7886
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., M – Th; noon – 8:00 p.m., F; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sa; noon – 5:00 p.m., Su
Web: napacyclesport.com

Napa Running Company
942 Main Street, Napa, CA
(at 1st Street)
Tel. 707.255.6688
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., M – F; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sa;
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Su
Web: naparunningcompany.com
Group runs: 6:00 p.m., Th; 8:30 a.m., Sa (from the store)
Track: Tuesday evenings (Redwood Middle School)

Alston Park
2037 Dry Creek Road, Napa, CA
(just North of Redwood Road)
Web: naparec.com

Kennedy Park
3304 Streblow Drive, Napa, CA
(adjacent to the Napa River along the Napa-Vallejo Highway/Soscol Ave.)
Web: naparec.com

Robert Louis Stevenson State Par
k
7 miles north of Calistoga, CA on Highway 29
Tel. 707.942.4575
Hours: Sunrise to sunset, every day
Web: parks.ca.gov

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
5 miles North of St. Helena, CA/4 miles South of Calistoga, CA on Highway 29
Tel. 707.942.4575
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – sunset, every day
Web: parks.ca.gov

Domain Chandon
1 California Drive, Yountville, CA
Tel. 888.242.6366
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Web: chandon.com

Robert Sinskey Vineyards
6320 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
Tel. 707.944.9090
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., every day
Web: robertsinskey.com

Frank Family Vineyards
1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA
Tel. 800.574.9463
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., every day
Web: frankfamilyvineyards.com

Inn at Sonoma
630 Broadway, Sonoma, CA
Tel. 888.568.9818
Web: innatsonoma.com

El Dorado Hotel
405 1st Street West, Sonoma, CA
Tel. 707.996.3030
Web: eldoradosonoma.com

h2hotel
219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA
Tel. 707.922.5251
Web: h2hotel.com

Healdsburg Inn
112 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA
Tel. 800.431.8661
Web: healdsburginn.com

Singletree Café
165 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA
Tel. 707.433.8263
Web: none

Diavola Pizzeria/Salumeria
21021 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville, CA
Tel. 707.814.0111
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., M – Su (walk-in’s only F – Su)
Web: diavolapizzeria.com

Dry Creek Kitchen
317 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA
Tel. 707.431.0330
Hours: Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Su – Th; 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., F – Sa
Web: drycreekkitchen.com

Willow Stream Spa
(at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn)
100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA
Tel. 707.938.9000
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., M – Th; 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., F – Su
Web: fairmont.com/sonoma/willow-stream

Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve
North Entrance: 3000 Los Alamos Road, Santa Rosa, CA
South Entrance: 1450 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa, CA
Tel. 707.539.8092
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – sunset, every day
Web: parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov

Annadel State Park
6201 Channel Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
Tel. 707.539.3911
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – sunset, every day
Web: parks.ca.gov

Sonoma Cyclery
20091 Broadway, Sonoma, CA
Tel. 707.935.3377
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., M – Sa; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Su
Web: sonomacyclery.com

Spoke Folk Cyclery
201 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA
Tel. 707.433.7171
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., M – F; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sa – Su
Web: spokefolk.com

Russian River Paddle Boards
Tel. 707.479.6432
Web: russianriverpaddleboards.com

The Sonoma House at Patz & Hall
21200 8th Street East, Sonoma, CA
Tel. 707.265.7700
Hours: Open Th – M; reservations required
Web: patzhall.com

Ridge Vineyards – Lytton Springs
650 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg, CA
Tel. 707.433-7721
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M – Th; 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., F – Su
Web: ridgewine.com

Kistler Vineyards
7095 Trenton-Healdsburg Road, Forestville, CA
Tel. 707.657.7665
Hours: Visits by appointment only
Web: kistlervineyards.com

Blog Quiz #1 Answers

NCBJ Blog Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Bankruptcy History and Bankruptcy Community?

by Professor Karen M. Gebbia

Golden Gate University School of Law

To take Blog Quiz #1, click here (bankruptcy organization acronyms plus bonus question).

To take Blog Quiz #2, click here (identify which one does not belong).

Blog Quiz #1 Answers:

ABA American Bar Association
ABI American Bankruptcy Institute
AIRA Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
ALI American Law Institute
BBC Business Bankruptcy Committee, of the ABA
BCSIP Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process Committee, of the ABA
CBL Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States, aka Bankruptcy Commission
CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
CLLA Commercial Law League of America
INSOL International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
IWIRC International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
NAAI National Association of Accountants in Insolvency (later known as AIRA)
NABT National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
NACBA National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
NACM National Association of Credit Management
NAFER National Association of Federal Equity Receivers
NARB National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy (later known as NCBJ)
NBC National Bankruptcy Conference
NBRC National Bankruptcy Review Commission
NCBJ National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
NCBT National Convention of Boards of Trade, 1881
NCRCB National Convention of Representatives of Commercial Bodies, 1889
TMA Turnaround Management Association

Answer to Bonus Question:
Hon. Paul King, bankruptcy referee, first Chairperson of the National Association of Referees in Bankruptcy, 1926
Prof. Lawrence P. King, Charles Seligson Professor of Law, New York University, Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules to the Judicial Conference of the United States, consultant to the Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States, Senior Advisor to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, Editor-in-Chief of Collier on Bankruptcy.