Mary Davies Scott papers
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Mary Davies Scott was born in 1944. She earned her J.D. from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, in 1978. Scott was appointed Bankruptcy Judge to the Eastern District of the United States Federal Court in 1987, where she remained until her retirement in 2002. From 1996 to 2002, she served as a member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Scott is a member of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, where she has served in a number of leadership roles, including President, member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Endowment for Education. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Bankruptcy since 2002. Scott has planned and taught at various workshops and seminars for the Federal Judicial Center, an organization that provides continuing education to the federal judiciary, including bankruptcy judges.
As chair of the American College of Bankruptcy's Archives Committee, Scott was instrumental in creating and developing the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
The Mary Davies Scott Papers, 1984-2002, chiefly include correspondence, meeting materials, and related records pertaining to Scott's activities as a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American College of Bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and the Office of the United States Trustees.
- American Bankruptcy Institute Materials
- American College of Bankruptcy Materials
- Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Eighth Circuit Materials
- Federal Judicial Center Materials
- National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Materials
- Office of the United States Trustees Materials
- Subject Files
Received from Mary Davies Scott in 2005.
Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, November-December 2006.
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (U.S.)
- Federal Judicial Center
- American College of Bankruptcy
- University of Pennsylvania: Biddle Law Library
- Finding Aid Author
- Jordon Steele
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Board of Regents Application, a copy of the American College of Bankruptcy Bylaws, and related materials.
Papers related to Scott's activity on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit, on which she served from 1996 to 2002.
Correspondence and meeting materials regarding Scott's participation on this committee.
Planning materials and a videotap related to a video Scott shot with Charles Clevert related to Chapter 13 bankruptcy.