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Hon. Cecelia G. Morris

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of New York
355 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA

Tel: 845-452-4200
Fax: 845-452-8375
Email: judge_morris@nysb.uscourts.gov

Class: VIII (1997)Circuit: Second

Education

West Texas State University, B.S. (1968)
John Marshall School of Law, J.D. (1977)

Professional Career

Member, Judicial Conference IT Committee (2010)
Member, 2nd Circuit IT Committee (2009)
Member, 2nd Circuit Judicial Conference Planning Committee (2002)
Chair, Rules Committee, ABA Business/Bankruptcy Section (2002)
Clerk of Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (1988-00)
Clerk of Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Georgia (1986-88)
Attorney, Private Law Practice, Macon, Georgia (1981-86)
Administrator, Civil Division, Child Support Recovery Unit; Assistant District Attorney, Griffin, Georgia (1979-81)
Attorney, Private Law Practice, Griffin, Georgia (1977-79)
Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Executive Committee of the Commercial and Litigation Section, State Bar of New York (1998)
Board of Directors, Coalition for Consumer Bankruptcy Debtor Education (1998)
Ad Hoc Task Force on the Space and Facilities Management Plan, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (1994)
Court Registry Investment System (1991-)
Joint U.S. Trustee-Administrative Office Committee on Transition Guidelines (1987)
Ex-officio Member, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1997)
Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers (1996)
Certified Mediator, (1994)
Chair, Decentralized Budget Advisory Committee to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, (1990)
Chair, Task Force on Coping With Reduced Resources, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (1989)
Chair, Federal Judicial Center, Seminar for Docketing Clerks (1988)
Legislative Chair, Advisory Committee to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (1987)
Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (1987); Supreme Court of Georgia (1979); Georgia Court of Appeals (1979); U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (1987); State Bar of Georgia (1977)

Affiliations

American College of Bankruptcy (1997-): Communications Committee (2001-)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks, Board of Directors (1988)
Admitted to the State Bar Association of Georgia (1977); State Bar Association of New York (1998); The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1998)

Publications

"The Paperless Court: The Ongoing Evolution of Electronic Filing in Bankruptcy Cases," Bankruptcy Bench and Bar 1996
"Internet Filings Come to New York," Bankruptcy Court Decisions 1996
"Mediation in Bankruptcy: How It Works in the Southern District of New York," Bankruptcy Bench and Bar 1996
"Why and How Bankruptcy Works in the Southern District of New York," Bankruptcy Court Decisions 1996
"The Loss Mitigation Program Procedures for the United States Bankruptcy Court SDNY," American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review Vol. 19 #1 Spring 2011 Co-author with Mary Kay Guccion