Why you should consider joining the NACBA
The NACBA (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys) is an excellent networking and educational organization for bankruptcy attorneys. It was founded in 1992 and now has over 4,000 members across the U.S. Its goal is to help represent the bankruptcy industry in Congress and to help bankruptcy attorneys improve how they manage their law firms.
To join the NACBA, you must be an attorney, a judge, a trustee, or court clerk. You also must pay a yearly membership fee, which varies from $150-$550 depending on how many cases you file. The fee lowers if you already have a NACBA member in your law firm.
As a NACBA member, you gain several benefits that can help your law firm.
- Educational Seminars: Each year, the NACBA hosts two conferences, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Their conventions give you over 13 hours of CLE. With notable speakers, engaging activities, and helpful classes, these events give you an opportunity to network with other bankruptcy attorneys and industry professionals while keeping you up-to-date on industry trends and topics.
- Educational Resources: You can subscribe to their monthly newsletter and post and browse material from their document resource center, which has amicus briefs, model briefs, and articles and documents that help you in your practice. Lastly, you gain access to their free legal research.
- Political Representation: The NACBA legislative advocates make sure that the needs and interests of consumer debtors and attorneys are addressed in political discussions in Washington.
- Networking Opportunities: You can establish friendships and connections with other attorneys and legal professionals that you can reach out to to give and get advice on situations that you and others encounter.
To learn more about the NACBA, visit their website at www.nacba.org.