Elliott Cup-Bankruptcy Moot Court

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The Bankruptcy Section is seeking experienced bankruptcy lawyers to serve as judges for the sixth annual Texas/Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Moot Court Event for the 2012 Elliott Cup. The event is sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is named in honor of the late Joseph C. Elliott, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas. The Elliott Cup event includes law schools throughout the Fifth Circuit. The Elliott Cup event is designed to serve as a formal practice competition for law school teams that will compete in the National Duberstein Moot Court Competition at St. John’s University School of Law in New York City.

The Elliott Cup will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana during the weekend of February 24-26. The opening rounds will be held at the US District Court beginning at noon on Friday Feb. 24, with the competition concluding on Feb 25th at the Fifth Circuit Courthouse.

Scoring for the Elliott Cup event will be based solely on oral argument. Lawyers will be requested to score each competitor and provide constructive input to the teams following each preliminary round. A trophy (the Elliott Cup) will be awarded to the first place team, and awards given to the second place team and best oral advocate.

Participating lawyers are also invited to attend the Team Dinner, where awards will be presented (to be held that Saturday night, February 25) and a Welcoming Cocktail Reception (to be held on Friday night, February 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.).

Please consider participating in this event for the benefit of future bankruptcy lawyers in the State of Texas and the Fifth Circuit.

If you are willing to serve as a judge for the 2012 Elliott Cup, please mark your calendar with the dates of February 24-25, 2012 and provide your name, phone number, and email address to the Elliott Cup Chairperson:

Mark E. Andrews
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
1201 Elm Street, Suite 3300
Dallas TX 75270
Telephone: 214-698-7819
email: mandrews@coxsmith.com



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