Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers (AAWL)
Join Us for AAWL's April meeting!
The First Days on the Court:
The Journey to and Vision for the US Bankruptcy Court
Speaker: Judge Phyllis M. Jones
On March 20th, Judge Phyllis M. Jones was sworn in as the newest judge for the US Bankruptcy Court. Judge Jones graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law in 1997 with high honors, where she was Articles Editor for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal, National Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Semi-Finalist and recipient of the West Publishing-Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award. Phyllis graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. In 1992, she was the recipient of the Wall Street Journal and the National Collegiate Business Merit Awards. She also earned her Certified Public Accounting certificate in 1992 (Inactive).
Judge Jones has published several articles including Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law, Annual Survey of Arkansas Case Law, 18 U. Ark. Little Rock L.J. 647 (1996); Note, Ordinary Course of Business Exception Requires Objective Proof of Industry Standards, Jones v. United Savings & Loan Association, 17 U. Ark. Little Rock L.J. 817 (1995); An Analysis of Potential Legal Liability Incurred Through Audit Expert Systems, 4 Int’l L.J. Intell. Sys. In Acct. Fin. & Mgmt. 191 (1995); Instructional Case: Arkansas Solar Heating Corp., 9 Issues in Accounting Education 353 (1994); How to Survive Reporting in Bankruptcy Court, 26 Stenomask Reporter (1993); Asset-Backed Securities: Solution for Accounting and Reporting Problems, 4 J. Corp. Acct. & Fin. 143 (1992-93); The Practical Effects of the Automatic Stay, Legal Assistant Today Magazine (Sept./Oct. 1991). She is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Phyllis also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law teaching Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy.
Judge Jones is a member of the American Bar Association; the Arkansas Bar Association, receiving its prestigious Golden Gavel Award in 1999 and serving as Chair of the Debtor-Creditor Section 2001-2002; the Pulaski County Bar Association; the Debtor-Creditor Bar of Central Arkansas, serving as its President 1999-2000 and the Editor of the Debtor-Creditor Bar Newsletter 1998-2003; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and the Central Arkansas Chapter of the National Women Business Owners Association. She is also on the Board of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law Alumni Association and was a member of Leadership Greater Little Rock, Class XVI.
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