“Banding together to build a strong grassroots presence is critical to NACBA’s efforts. We launched NACBA’s Advocate Program to do just this, connect our members with each other and their lawmakers – elevating the client perspective and giving our issues a stronger voice with state and federal lawmakers” – Billy Brewer, NACBA Director
“I’m really excited to join in NACBA’s advocacy efforts because it will help me organize NACBA members locally, strengthen my local bankruptcy bar group and advance our policy initiatives” - Lorene Mies, California NACBA Advocate Leader
At A Glance: Advocate Program
NACBA’s Advocate program fosters a deeper engagement of members in legislative activities and develops greater connectivity between members, decision makers and their local bar groups. The Program’s aim is to provide ongoing opportunities for members to participate in our initiatives according to their level of interest, with continued support from the Association.
Advocate Program Benefits
In addition to increasing NACBA’s legislative impact, members will benefit from participation in the program by receiving early information about NACBA’s advocacy efforts, serving as a resource for elected officials and colleagues and participating in special events, trainings and other activities. Additionally, the Program helps members leverage their local bar group connections to enhance our effectiveness, with the goal of giving a stronger voice to consumer debtor bar perspectives.
“It is critical that lawmakers at all levels of government develop a deeper understanding of consumer bankruptcy issues – our hope is that they too will see the real face of families facing financial devastation and work with us to design and implement policies that help give people a real “fresh start” – Ike Shulman, NACBA Legislative Committee Chair
Where can I learn more about the Program?
If you’d like to join our efforts or learn more about the Program, please contact Angie Thies-Huber, NACBA Field Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (614) 929-5375.