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Hon. Helen S. Balick

Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge (Retired)

Wilmington, DE 19806

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Class: VII (1996)Circuit: Third


Dickinson School of Law, J.D. (1966)
Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar (1967)
Admitted to Delaware Bar (1969)

Professional Career

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, (1974-98)
Bankruptcy Judge/U.S. Magistrate, (1974-80)
Master, Family Court of the State of Delaware (1971-74)
Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Delaware, Inc. (1969-71)
Private Practice, (1969-74)
Probate Administrator, Girard Trust Bank, Philadelphia (1966-68)


Dickinson School of Law, Board of Trustees (now Board of Counselors), DSL of the Pennsylvania State University (1985-05)
Dickinson School of Law General Alumni Association, Executive Board Member (1977-80); Vice-President (1981-84); President (1984-87); Executive Board (1987-04)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Board of Governors (1986)


DAPW Trailblazer Award (1984)
Dickinson School of Law, Outstanding Alumni Award (1991)
Hall of Fame of Delaware Women (1994)
Dickinson School of Law, Honorary Doctor of Laws (1997)
Delaware State Bar, Women's Leadership Award (1997)
Dickinson School of Law, Career Achievement Award (1998)