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  • Title: NACBA > Home
    Descriptive info: .. Login.. |.. Home.. About Us.. Board of Directors.. Officers.. State Chairs.. Meet the Staff.. NACBA in Action.. For the Media.. Contact Us.. Members.. Join NACBA.. Renew Now.. Benefits and Services.. Amicus Project.. NACBA Webinars.. Legislative.. NACBA in Congress.. Capitol Hill Meeting.. Advocacy Program.. Principal Paydown Plan.. Student Loan Debt.. News.. Bankruptcy Blogs.. NACBA Awards.. Events.. Upcoming Programs.. Past Programs.. Consumers.. Find Your Attorney.. Pros and Cons.. Eliminate My Debts.. Budget Analysis.. Bankruptcy Alternatives.. Finding a Lawyer.. Search.. Search for a bankruptcy attorney near you.. Consumer tips.. Help.. Need a fresh start? Access our resources.. Member resources.. A portal for NACBA Members.. Latest NACBA News.. Webinar Registration Open: How New Bankruptcy Forms Would Affect You and Your Clients.. Costly Debt Settlement Schemes Prey on the Most Debt-Burdened Consumers Struggling to  ...   Student loan debt should be treated like Detroit’s.. Student loan relief.. Oh, the places you’ll go, graduate, but know what you owe!.. Student Loans -- Do Criminals Have More Rights?.. Allow Private Education Loan Debts to Be Erased in Bankruptcy.. News Categories.. NACBA News.. Member of the Month.. EVENT CALENDAR.. October 25-26, 2013.. Members Only Workshop.. New Orleans, LA.. April 9-13, 2014.. 22nd Annual Convention.. New York, NY.. Quick Links.. Join.. Renew.. ABOUT NACBA.. NACBA.. is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy.. Formed in 1992, NACBA now has more than 4,000 members located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.. [ view more ].. Facebook.. Twitter.. LinkedIn.. YouTube.. Powered By Memberpath.. Copyright © 2013 NACBA..

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  • Title: NACBA > Home > About Us
    Descriptive info: NACBA has also played a critical role in many important court cases affecting the rights of consumer bankruptcy debtors by filing amicus briefs in U.. S.. Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court, with many of those case decisions influenced by NACBA's participation.. In addition, NACBA provides the most comprehensive educational programs in the country for consumer bankruptcy attorneys with its annual conventions and workshops.. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys was formed in 1992 to:.. Ensure that the voices of consumer debtors and their attorneys are heard in the halls of Congress,.. the Judiciary and other arenas affecting consumer debtors; and.. Help consumer bankruptcy attorneys represent their clients more effectively.. Before NACBA, consumer debtors and their attorneys had no choice but to act alone when dealing with creditors, judges and lawmakers.. The absence of a national advocacy organization resulted in increasingly successful efforts by the consumer credit industry to change the Bankruptcy Code, eroding the right of consumers to get a  ...   firms that file thousands of cases each year, as well as sole practitioners who file fewer than one hundred cases.. This diverse group is united by the desire to be part of the only organization that is run by and for the benefit of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and their clients.. Today, NACBA is recognized by members of Congress and their staffs, by the media and by the Judicial Branch as the leading voice in America on consumer bankruptcy law.. The Association and its members frequently are called upon to testify before legislative and judicial bodies and share their expertise.. NACBA is also the leading force against the anti-debtor legislation in Congress that the consumer credit industry has sought so aggressively.. NACBA's involvement and its team of effective legislative advocates in Washington ensure that NACBA will continue to play a key role in shaping the outcome of policy-related debates on consumer bankruptcy issues.. Online Resources.. Attorney Finder.. Consumer Tips.. Amicus Assistance.. Links and Articles..

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  • Title: NACBA > Home > About Us > Board of Directors
    Descriptive info: The nine-member Board of Directors serve staggered terms of three years each.. Each year, three director seats are up for election.. The membership is notified of the election prior to the annual convention, and candidates for seats are asked to submit statements of candidacy.. Prior to the convention, ballots are mailed out and the membership makes its selections.. The results of the election are announced at the convention.. Organization officers include a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.. The Board of Directors elects officers every two years, with a new set of officers taking over on January 1 of odd-numbered years.. The current administration, headed by Ed Boltz, took office on January 1, 2013, and will serve through the end of 2014.. Mary Beth Ausbrooks.. Ed Boltz (President).. William E.. Brewer, Jr.. John C.. Colwell (Secretary).. James Haller.. Daniel Press.. John Rao (Vice President).. James (Ike) Shulman (Treasurer).. Pamela Stewart.. Tara Twomey.. Mary Beth Ausbrooks, Board Member.. Nashville, Tennesse.. e.. Mary Beth Ausbrooks practices in Nashville and is a partner in the consumer debtor firm of Rothschild Ausbrooks, PLLC.. She is a board certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist and has been certified as such by the Tennessee Supreme Court and the American Board of Certification.. She has served as the Tennessee State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and presently is a member of its Board of Directors.. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Certification.. Ms.. Ausbrooks has served as President, Vice-President and Secretary for the Middle Tennessee Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and was named a Mid South Rising Star for 2010.. She has offered several presentations on best practices for consumer debtor attorneys and on other aspects of the consumer debtor practice.. Ausbrooks is admitted to practice in the District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.. She received her J.. D.. in 1996 from the University of Memphis.. Ed Boltz, Esq, Board Member.. Durham, North Carolina.. *President*.. Edward C.. Boltz is a member of the Law Offices of John T.. Orcutt, P.. C.. , where he has managed the firm s office in Durham, North Carolina since 1998, representing clients in not only Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, but also in related consumer rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices.. Mr.. Boltz received his B.. A.. from Washington University in St.. Louis in 1993 and his J.. from George Washington University in 1996.. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, where he has been certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy law.. He is admitted to practice before the Districts Courts in both the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina.. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for NACBA, where he is jointly responsible for directing the State Chair program, Mr.. Boltz serves on the Bankruptcy Council for the North Carolina Bar Association and previously served as the Bankruptcy Chair for the North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers.. Boltz moderated the panel, Military Members Deep in Debt , at the 2007 NACBA Convention.. Boltz served as the Convention Chair for the 2008 NACBA Convention in Hollywood, as well as moderating a panel on Basic Bankruptcy Issues.. Boltz's term as NACBA's President commenced January 1, 2013.. In April 2008, Mr.. Boltz testified on behalf of NACBA in Congress regarding the need for changes to the bankruptcy code to protect National Guard and Reservists returning from Iraq and Afghanistan from the harsh results of the Means Test, which was enacted as the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act.. Brewer, Jr.. , Esq, Board Member.. Raleigh, North Carolina.. graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with an A.. B.. in Economics in 1973, and with a J.. with honors in 1976.. Brewer served as law clerk to Judge R.. Hedrick of the North Carolina Court of Appeals before beginning private practice in 1977.. Certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy law by the North Carolina State Bar, Mr.. Brewer has represented the debtors in the series of "Sears" cases in the Eastern District of North Carolina, dealing with the effect of purchase money security interests in bankruptcy cases.. Brewer has been a NACBA member since 1993, a NACBA Director since 1997, and has served as a popular panelist at NACBA's previous conventions.. Brewer served as NACBA's Vice President from 2007 through 2010, and as President from 2010 through 2012.. Colwell, Esq, Board Member.. San Diego, California.. *Secretary*.. Colwell maintains  ...   a panelist and instructor at numerous bankruptcy and consumer law trainings and conferences.. He has served as an expert witness in court cases and has testified in Congress on consumer matters.. He also participates in the Center s litigation efforts, which has included serving as co-counsel in the May Department Store reaffirmation abuse class action and the Fairbanks Capital mortgage servicing abuse class action.. Rao serves as a member of the federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2006.. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, secretary for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (and a Director of NACBA since 1998), and former board member for the American Bankruptcy Institute.. He is an adjunct faculty member at Boston College School of Law.. He is a graduate of Boston University and received his J.. from the University of California (Hastings).. Rao is a contributing author and editor of NCLC's.. Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice.. ; co-author of NCLC s.. Foreclosures.. ;.. Bankruptcy Basics.. ;.. Guide to Surviving Debt.. ; and NCLC Reports:.. Bankruptcy and Foreclosures Edition.. , and contributing author to NCLC s.. Student Loan Law.. He is also a contributing author to.. Collier on Bankruptcy.. (Matthew-Bender) and the.. Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide.. Rao has drafted numerous amicus curiae briefs on behalf of NACBA, including those filed in.. Tennessee Student Assistance Corp.. v.. Hood.. , 124 S.. Ct.. 1905 (2004);.. Geiger v.. Kawaauhau.. , 118 S.. 974 (1998); In re Price, 370 F.. 3d 362 (3d Cir.. 2004);.. In re Lopez.. , 345 F.. 3d 701, (9th Cir.. 2003),.. In re Paschen.. , 296 F.. 3d 1203 (11th Cir.. 2002),.. In re Su.. , 290 F.. 3d 1140 (9th Cir.. In re Weinstein.. , 164 F.. 3d 677 (1st Cir.. 1999); and.. In re Boodrow.. , 126 F.. 3d 43 (2d.. Cir.. 1997).. Pamela Stewart, Esq, Board Member.. Houston, Texas.. No Photo.. Stewart was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1991 and has been practicing Consumer and Bankruptcy Law, with a focus on mortgage servicing issues, in the Houston area for sixteen years.. While attending the University of Houston Law Center, Ms.. Stewart completed an internship with former Bankruptcy Judge William Greendyke.. Stewart has been actively involved in the governance and as a member of numerous local bar associations and national professional Bankruptcy Law organizations.. She is a co-founder and former Secretary of Bankruptcy Law Network, the founder and current President of the Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (formerly known as the Houston Association of Debtor Attorneys), former President and Vice-President of the Upper Kirby Optimist Club, and a former Vice-President of the Katy Bar Association.. Stewart is a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Foundation.. Stewart is also member of the Board of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Bankruptcy Section of the Houston Bar Association, the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and the Moller-Foltz American Inn of Court.. Stewart has served as a member of the Texas Supreme Court s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.. In 2003, the Coalition for Consumer Bankruptcy Debtor Education certified Ms.. Stewart as a Debtor Educator.. Stewart has spoken frequently on Bankruptcy Law and related issues, among other places, at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar and the People s Law School at The University of Houston Law Center, Center for Consumer Law.. Stewart has been selected for inclusion in.. Who s Who in the World, Who s Who in America, Who s Who of American Women and Who s Who in the South and Southwest.. Stewart also has an office in Victoria, Texas.. Tara Twomey, Esq, Board Member.. Carmel, CA.. Tara Twomey is currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and served as NACBA s Amicus Project Director until April 2011.. She has been a Lecturer in Law at Stanford, Harvard and Boston College Law Schools.. Twomey is a former Clinical Instructor at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School where her practice focused, in part, on sustainable homeownership for low- and moderate-income homeowners.. She is a contributing author of several books published by the National Consumer Law Center including, Foreclosures: Defenses, Workouts and Mortgage Servicing and Bankruptcy Basics.. Twomey earned her J.. from Boston College Law School and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego.. After law school, she served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Herbert P.. Wilkins of the Massachusetts Supreme Court..

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  • Title: NACBA > Home > About Us > Officers
    Descriptive info: Boltz (President).. Boltz, Esq, Board Member.. Boltz's term as President of NACBA commenced on January 1, 2013.. Boston, Massachusett.. *Vice President*.. James (Ike) Shulman, Esq.. San Jose, California.. *Treasurer*.. Ike Shulman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and he received his J.. from Santa Clara University School of Law.. Shulman has practiced bankruptcy law in San Jose, California, since 1986.. His practice has been devoted almost entirely to small business and consumer bankruptcy debtors.. He is certified as a Specialist in personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.. Shulman is a member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the U.. District Court, Northern District of California; and the U.. Courts of Appeal for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits.. He served as a delegate to  ...   2002.. In 1996 and 1997, Mr.. Shulman testified on consumer bankruptcy issues before the National Bankruptcy Review Commission.. In March 1998, he also testified on pending bankruptcy legislation before the House Judiciary Committee.. In 1992, Mr.. Shulman led the effort to organize the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys to provide consumer debtors with an effective voice in the legislative process.. Shulman was elected NACBA's first president, and served in that position through 1996.. In 1997 he took over as NACBA Treasurer and also currently serves as Chair of NACBA's Legislative Committee.. He has served as a panelist at each of NACBA's annual conventions and has appeared as a speaker at numerous other conventions and seminars.. Colwell.. , Esq, Board Member.. San Diego,.. CA.. District Court (Southern District of CA), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and.. the Supreme Court of the United States..

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  • Title: NACBA > Home > About Us > State Chairs
    Descriptive info: The following NACBA members have taken on the volunteer position of State Chair.. They coordinate legislative activities in their areas, and serve as the point person for local NACBA activities.. State Chairs serve as a resource for new NACBA members in their state, and mny have established a listserv for NACBA members in their state to facilitate the sharing of information and discussion on bankruptcy issues of local interest.. AL.. Amy Tanner.. AR.. O.. Sparks.. AZ.. Harold Campbell.. (Central).. David Tilem.. (Northern).. Cathleen Moran.. (Southern).. Raymond Schimmel.. CO.. Stephen Berken.. CT.. Eugene Melchionne.. DC.. Brian V.. Lee.. DE.. Vivian Houghton.. FL.. (Middle and Northern).. Charles G.. Moore.. George Castrataro.. GA.. Robert Colliersmith.. Carol Colliersmith..  ...   Craig Andresen.. MO.. (Eastern).. Wendell Sherk.. (Western).. Rachel Foley.. MS.. Patrick Sheehan.. NC.. Meredith Ezzell.. NE.. Francis Skrupa.. NH.. Richard Gaudreau.. NJ.. Marvin Wolf.. William Mackin.. NM.. R.. Trey Arvizu.. NY.. (Northern and Western).. Theodore Araujo.. (Southern and Eastern).. David Shaev.. OH.. Richard Nemeth.. Wayne Novick.. OK.. Northern Eastern.. Gregory Colpitts.. Western.. H.. David Hanes.. OR.. Kent Anderson.. PA.. (Eastern/Middle).. Scott Waterman.. (Western).. Robert Shreve.. PR.. Juan Suarez-Cobo.. RI.. Christopher Lefebvre.. SC.. John Cantrell.. SD.. John Mairose.. TN.. Bo Luxman.. TX.. Mark Agee.. W.. Reed Allmand.. Vicky Fealy.. Neal Allen.. Erin Shank.. UT.. Sarah Mathews.. VA.. (Eastern).. L.. Ilaine Upton.. David Cox.. VT.. Michelle Kainen.. WA.. Jay Jump.. WI.. Abe Michelson.. WV.. Aaron Amore..

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  • Title: Meet the Staff
    Descriptive info: Official Mailing Address:.. National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.. 2300 M Street, Suite 800.. Washington, DC 20037.. Rachael Hodgen.. Director of Events.. Membership Support Technical Assistance.. Cleveland, OH.. rachael.. hodgen@nacba.. org.. 18515 Lomond Blvd.. Shaker Heights, OH 44122.. Phone: (216) 491-6770.. Fax: (866) 571-3560.. Rachael started working with NACBA in October of 2009, in the Cleveland office.. Rachael is heavily involved in membership services.. Her event planning talents have brought many enhancements to our educational programs.. Prior to joining NACBA, Rachael was the Special Events Coordinator at the world-renowned Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was responsible for programs ranging from Commencement to major concerts and special events.. Rachael also had extensive prior experience at both American Greetings and National City Bank.. Maureen Thompson.. Legislative Director.. Arlington,VA.. maureent@nacba.. 1901 N.. Fort Myer Drive.. Suite 1012.. Arlington, VA 22209.. Phone: (703) 276-3251.. Fax: (703) 841-9327.. Legislative/Media Inquiries.. Senior Partner of The Hastings Group, Maureen Thompson heads up the lobbying and coalition management work of The Hastings Group.. With more than 23 years of experience in the lobbying/coalition field, Thompson is a rare breed in lobbying circles in that she is equally at "home" at the federal and state levels.. In addition to working regularly with major committees and subcommittees in the U.. House of Representatives and U.. Senate, Thompson has collaborated on initiatives with state government officials in nearly all 50 states.. She has worked closely with a wide range of groups representing the interests of women and children, working families, consumers, the elderly, and others and has managed several large coalitions.. She has assisted Congressional committees in the organization of dozens of hearings and has drafted testimony for scores of Congressional hearings.. Thompson also has extensive experience working with the White House and with Executive Branch departments and agencies.. Now in its 17th year of operation, The Hastings Group (THG) is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in issues management and lobbying, coalition outreach, public relations, Web projects and branding/advertising.. THG works primarily with initially low visibility "white hat" clients that require aggressive and innovative strategies to raise the profile of themselves and their issues.. The hallmark of The Hastings Group is an aggressive approach to low-cost/high-impact campaigns that catapult its clients and their issues into a place of greater prominence and influence on policymaking and in other realms.. Unlike larger consulting firms that use senior members to pitch clients and then hand off the work to junior staff members, THG achieves superior results by involving senior partners and other seasoned  ...   459-6288.. Zach Manifold joined NACBA in May 2011 as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney s Field Coordinator.. As Field Coordinator, Zach will assist NACBA s Field Director in all aspects of NACBA's Advocates Program.. Before joining our organization, Zach served as an Executive Director of a county political party.. Prior to that, he served as a Legislative Aide in the Ohio House of Representatives.. During his tenure as Executive Director, Zach built strong relationships with local dignitaries, helped develop.. a strong political operation, and designed and implemented a precinct captains program that later served as a model for the state.. Candace Lambrecht.. Administrative Director.. San Jose, CA.. admin@nacba.. 1501 The Alameda.. San Jose, CA 95126.. Phone: (408) 350-1173.. Fax: (202) 331-8535.. Membership Assistance.. Candace started working with NACBA in March of 2005 when BAPCPA was in the final stages of passing Congress.. By the April 2005 convention, the new legal landscape was a grim and frightening reality for NACBA members.. NACBA membership surged as NACBA presented two Workshops that July and September.. There was much to do establishing effective customer service for the crush of new members in the newly created Administrative Director\'s Office, as we worked with then-Executive Director, Maureen Thompson to assist the membership and Board.. Candace came to NACBA with expertise in marketing and direct mail from many years spent in public relations and political consulting firms.. She was involved in electing local officials, working on Presidential and Congressional campaigns and various public policy accounts as well as many Silicon Valley Fortune 500 companies.. When Norma Hammes was NACBA President in 1998, NACBA hired the political firm where Candace was Creative Director to design the NACBA logo, and subsequently create and produce direct mail programs.. She followed the progress of BAPCPA since that time, as the political and social justice goals of NACBA were a natural fit for Candace.. Event management had also been a large part of her previous work experience and was a necessary skill for our growing organization.. A fortunate confluence of events led to Candace being available when NACBA needed full-time staff in 2005.. Regarding the last three years with NACBA, Candace says "It is most rewarding to assist such a worthy organization during its growth and expansion as a major voice for consumers.. It seems to be a natural segue from electoral politics to working to support a group dedicated to the creation fair public policy.. ".. Amicus Director.. tara.. twomey@comcast.. net.. Phone: (831) 229-0256.. Lisa Sharon.. Amicus Assistant.. amicus.. admin@nacba..

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  • Title: NACBA > Home > About Us > NACBA in Action
    Descriptive info: The Capitol Hill Meeting day was an educational experience like no other in my career.. It was very gratifying to extend my advocacy on behalf of real people to legislators in Washington; sharing real experiences and being their voice at this very critical time.. It reaffirmed my commitment to continue fighting for fairness on behalf of my clients.. Bonnie Lent-Davis, Lowell, MI.. Member since 2006.. From its earliest days, NACBA has devoted enormous energy to protecting and enhancing the rights of consumer bankruptcy debtors by getting involved in legislative efforts to change the Bankruptcy Code.. As a direct result of NACBA's involvement in the Congressional debate, the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994 included many provisions beneficial to consumer debtors.. Subsequently, NACBA and its members figured prominently in the deliberations of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, from its initial meeting up through its final report.. When the consumer credit industry and its backers in Congress ignored the Commission Report and introduced their anti-consumer bills, NACBA was there to lead the fight to preserve basic bankruptcy rights.. NACBA developed a strategy that included educating individuals and organizations that could be affected by the proposed changes.. Through this outreach, coordinated by NACBA, a broad alliance of groups representing consumers, women, working families, and seniors, as well as religious organizations, civil rights groups, and organizations devoted to social justice, came together to oppose the creditors' bill.. Although the bill eventually passed, NACBA's advocacy helped delay  ...   It is an unfortunate fact that consumer debtors' counsel involved in appeals on important bankruptcy issues do not always have adequate resources to take on the high priced firms hired by the consumer creditors they face.. NACBA helps to fill this important breach by filing amicus briefs in cases that will determine the future rights of the hundreds of thousands of consumer debtors who will be bound by them.. NACBA amicus briefs played an important role in debtor victories in Supreme Court cases such as Till v.. SCS Credit Corp.. , Tennessee Student Assistance Corp.. Hood, and Kawaauhau v.. Geiger, as well as many circuit court of appeals decisions, several of which specifically cited NACBA's briefs.. With the many new issues under the 2005 legislation, NACBA has expanded its amicus program to include briefs in lower court cases and model briefs available to members on frequently-litigated issues.. NACBA's Amicus Project also provides and support to members litigating these issues, so that they can benefit from the experience acquired in NACBA's efforts around the country.. Media Representation.. Recognizing the "gatekeeper" role the news media plays in shaping public opinion, NACBA serves as the central clearinghouse for media requests regarding bankruptcy issues and proactively carries out public awareness campaigns, conducting media events emphasizing the availability and benefits of bankruptcy, as well as the need for meaningful consumer bankruptcy relief.. NACBA also serves as a resource for members in their own outreach to local media..

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  • Title: NACBA > Home > About Us > For the Media
    Descriptive info: Media Contacts and Information.. NACBA members are located in every state and collectively are responsible for filing hundreds of thousands of consumer bankruptcy petitions each year.. Because of their involvement with NACBA, members tend to be knowledgeable about issues related to legislation and general bankruptcy news.. NACBA members can help you as you research your story, whether you are looking for specific types of cases, trends, filers to profile, or just general information.. If you need input for any sort of report about consumer bankruptcy, please contact NACBA's Legislative Director,.. at 703-276-3251 for more information or for guidance about whom to contact.. If you are looking for a NACBA member in your geographical area, you can use the NACBA directory of members to find a bankruptcy attorney in your area.. You may reach NACBA headquarters at (202)331-8005 or by email.. NACBA Backgrounder.. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) provides a powerful voice for consumer debtors and their attorneys to shape public policy, legislation and judicial decisions that protect the Constitutional right to a financial fresh start.. Founded in 1992 by a small group of attorneys, the organization has grown to over 5,000 attorneys in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.. It is the only organization that is run by and for the benefit of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and their clients.. Over the last 10 years, the consumer credit  ...   publishing professional information and establishing forums that facilitate the collegial sharing of information and best practices.. Key NACBA professional activities include:.. An annual convention to support professional growth.. A professional listserv that enables members to share information and ideas.. Regular newsletters on bankruptcy-related issues.. NACBA's committed and active membership and the credibility developed by building a long track record of success ensure that NACBA will continue to play a key role in shaping the outcome of policy, legislation and judicial decisions on consumer bankruptcy issues.. Media Alert Service.. NACBA is the only national organization devoted to consumer bankruptcy issues.. We keep close watch on legislative, judicial and general topics related to bankruptcy, and issue periodic press releases and other valuable information related to these topics.. If you are interested in receiving media alerts, send us an.. e-mail.. and we will put you on our list.. Please include the following in your message:.. Your name and organizational affiliation.. The geographic location you cover, and.. A list of topics that interest you, e.. g.. federal bankruptcy bill, amicus briefs.. If you are interested in interviewing an attorney in your area knowledgeable about a particular issue, send us a.. message.. indicating the topic and date you need the attorney to be available, and we will get back to you within 24 hours with the name and contact information of an appropriate NACBA member..

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  • Title: Join NACBA
    Descriptive info: Join NACBA!.. Membership in NACBA is open to attorneys who support the objectives of NACBA, meet the Eligibility Criteria, and have read and agree to the Acknowledgement:.. Membership Eligibility Criteria.. Eligible groups:.. a) Attorneys;.. b) Active and retired bankruptcy judges;.. c) Bankruptcy trustees;.. d) Bankruptcy court clerks; and.. e) Agency/academic members who are attorneys not engaged in the private practice of law and who are employees of non-profit institutions of higher education or non-profit organizations that provide legal services.. The following criteria are exceptions to the Eligibility Criteria.. If these conditions cannot be met, an individual is not eligible for membership in NACBA:.. a) If the individual is an attorney who is engaged in the private practice of bankruptcy law, such attorney must not primarily represent creditors against consumer debtors in bankruptcy; and.. b) If the individual is an attorney who is not personally engaged in the private practice of bankruptcy law, such attorney may not be affiliated with a law firm or legal employer that in bankruptcy matters primarily represents creditors against consumer debtors.. Acknowledgement.. I hereby apply for membership in  ...   networking opportunities for attorneys who primarily represent consumer bankruptcy debtors; and (c) educate policy makers regarding the needs of consumer bankruptcy debtors.. I understand that a portion of my dues will not be deductible as a business expense because NACBA advocates for legislation on behalf of consumer debtors.. MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:.. Click on the appropriate level to begin the process of becoming a NACBA member.. First NACBA member from your firm and your firm files more than 500 cases.. First NACBA member from your firm and your firm files fewer than 500 cases.. Additional Member of a firm that has at least one NACBA Member.. *.. Non-profit Agency or Academic Institution.. Trustees, Clerks, Judges.. *If you are an attorney at a law firm in which there is at least one NACBA Member attorney, you may join NACBA at the Additional Member rate of $175.. 00.. After purchasing the Additional Member membership, contact NACBA s administrative office so that your account can properly be linked with your firm.. You can contact our administrative office by phone at: 408.. 350.. 1173 or by email at:..

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  • Title: Renew Now
    Descriptive info: Renew Your Membership!.. You have the option of renewing your NACBA membership by using our online renewal process or by mailing or faxing in the.. renewal form.. To renew online:.. Log into your Member Account.. Click on the Renew your Membership link.. If you have an outstanding order for dues renewal,  ...   you have any difficulties renewing, just phone our administrative offices at: 408.. 1173.. We ll be glad to help!.. To renew by paper, download and complete the.. and either:.. Fax it to 202.. 331.. 8535; or.. Mail it to NACBA, 1501 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126.. Download the.. Membership Brochure..

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