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John K. Pearson Collection of American Bankruptcy Institute records


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John K. Pearson was born in St. Paul, Minn. in 1945. Pearson earned a J.D. from the University of California's Hastings College of Law in 1973. Pearson has served as Assistant United States Trustee to the Justice Department in Wichita, Kan., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Districts of Kansas and Colorado, and Professor of Law at Presidents College of Law in Wichita, Kan. Upon his retirement from Presidents College of Law in 2003, Pearson joined the law firm of Hinkle Elkouri as "of counsel."

Pearson has participated in a number of bankruptcy and legal organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he served on the Board of Directors from 1989 to 1998, as Secretary from 1991 to 1995, as a member of the Executive Committee from 1989 to 1994, and as Chair of the Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.

The John K. Pearson Collection of American Bankruptcy Institute Records, 1986-1993, includes correspondence, meeting materials, programs, handwritten notes, reports, organizational publications, and related material pertaining to Pearson's activity in the American Bankruptcy Institute, an organization founded to provide research opportunities and continuing education for issues related to bankruptcy.

    Missing Title
  1. Committees
  2. Correspondence
  3. Meetings
  4. Publications
  5. Administration

Received from Mary D. Scott in 2001.

Processed and encoded by Jordon Steele, December 2006.

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Collection Inventory

Bylaws, 1991.
Box 1 Folder 1
Financial Statements, 1987-1992.
Box 1 Folder 2
Board of Directors Materials, 1988-1991.
Box 1 Folder 3-6

Bankruptcy Rules Committee, 1987-1991.
Box 1 Folder 7-10
Executive Committee, 1989-1990.
Box 1 Folder 11-12
Correspondence, 1987, 1991-1993.
Box 1 Folder 13-14

"Bankruptcy Developments 1986" Seminar, 1986.
Box 2 Folder 1
Spring Meeting, 1989.
Box 2 Folder 2
Spring Meeting, 1990.
Box 2 Folder 3
Mid-Winter Leadership Conference, 1990.
Box 2 Folder 4
General, 1991.
Box 2 Folder 5
Speech Materials, 1991.
Box 2 Folder 6
General, 1991.
Box 2 Folder 7-8
Educational Program, 1991.
Box 2 Folder 9
Winter Leadership Conference, 1992.
Box 2 Folder 10
ABI-SJI Seminar for Kansas District Judges, 1993 June 6.
Box 2 Folder 11
Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, 1993 September 16-18.
Box 2 Folder 12

"The Chapter 11 Primer", 1992.
Box 2 Folder 13
"Perception and Reality: American Bankruptcy Institute Survey on Selected Provisions of the 1984 Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code", 1987 July.
Box 2 Folder 14

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