Annual Convention


Registration for #NACBATheLand is OPEN!

NACBA’s 27th Annual Convention will be held in Cleveland, OH. NACBA’s planning committee has put together a rocking convention packed with sessions, speakers and networking opportunities you won’t want to miss.  #NACBATheLand is taking place at the spectacular Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel. NACBA has secured a block of rooms for convention attendees at the low rate of $189 per night.  Reserve your room ASAP.

While other associations “add consumer tracks,” NACBA is the only national association dedicated to serving the professional needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys. If you practice consumer bankruptcy and represent debtors, the NACBA annual convention is where you grow your practice. Of course, all attorneys are welcome!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERScheck out the all-star line-up!

Over the last five years, Richard Cordray served as the first-ever director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a position he was appointed to by President Obama, where he led an agency that was launched in the aftermath of the nation’s financial crisis, dedicated to defending families against Wall Street and corporate abuse. Under Cordray’s leadership, the CFPB brought actions against some of the nation’s largest financial institutions – forcing them to pay nearly $12 billion to over 30 million Americans who were cheated or mistreated. Cordray also launched new programs to help Americans and their families reach their own financial goals and plan for retirement.

Dawn Brolin
is a Certified Public Accountant and Managing Member of Powerful Accounting, LLC. Drive profitability in your business and serve their clients in the most impactful way imaginable by putting Profit First. Dedicated to working hand in hand with small business owners, Dawn strives to “leave people better than she found them” through implementing good business processes. Her unconventional speaking strategies captivate and motivate an audience to take the next steps toward their success. She is co-host and founder of “The QB Show” weekly broadcast, has been named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by CPA Technology Magazine and one of the “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting” three years running. She speaks regularly at national conferences and has been featured on MSNBC “Your Business.”

Jack Park, MBA, CPA, CSP, is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who is well respected as a developer and presenter of financial and leadership seminars. Jack’s Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP) has been granted to fewer than 8 percent of the 3,500 members of the National Speakers Association. In 1989 he founded Financial Insights, a consulting and seminar development firm, after serving 22 years with four major corporations. Jack is the author of The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia and Ohio State Football: The Great Tradition. His daily radio commentaries have been a mainstay of Ohio State football for the past 27 seasons. He reveals the common threads between championship football programs and high performance organizations in his keynote The Leadership Secrets of Football’s Master Coaches.

David Windecher is a defense attorney in Atlanta, GA. He is an author, television star from CBS’s “Hunted” and founder of RED, a non-profit dedicated to ending recidivism. He represents clients facing major felony and misdemeanor charges. David will share his life story which he wrote in the book “The American Dream” – the story in which he portrays the difficulty of obtaining the American dream as an impoverished minority.

David grew up in the streets of Miami, and was first arrested at age 11 for shoplifting, stealing out of desperation to feed his family. For the next seven years, David was involved in a criminal lifestyle racked with violence, drugs, and money. He later joined a gang and was arrested over 13 times. Despite a life of crime, deep inside, David dreamed of becoming an attorney and fighting for justice for all. David’s faith in God and Love for his family were the catalyst for turning his life around.

Eric L. Muller, featured on CSPAN, is the Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor in Jurisprudence and Ethics at the University of North Carolina School of Law and director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Faculty Excellence. He is editor of Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II and author of Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II. Eric grew up in southern New Jersey and has been a professor at the UNC School of Law since 1998. He is one of the leading national experts on the removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II.

ROCK ‘N’ RECEPTION: NACBA has the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reserved exclusively for NACBA convention attendees on the evening of Friday, May 17, 2019.

Join us as we explore all the rock legends while sipping on your favorite drink and munching on delicious hors d’oeuvres. Cost of admission is only $99 per person and includes Admission to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Open Bar & Hors d’oeuvres and Access to the Rock gift shop. No refunds on ticket purchases. If you have already registered for the convention but would like to purchase tickets, just give us a call at 800.499.9040.

Register HERE for the Convention & to purchase Rock ‘n’ Reception tickets!

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION: With past NACBA Conventions being approved for over 20 credit hours (including ethics) in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, NACBA’s 27th Annual Convention is your one stop, professional development,  legal education event that satisfies most, if not all, CLE compliance periods. The official CLE Approval chart, broken down by state approval, will be posted in April 2019.

CIRCUIT MEETINGS (with CLE Credit): NACBA will once again host individual circuit meetings for sharing of ideas and the latest “round-up” of what is taking place in the circuit where you practice. Circuit meetings will be led by Members of the Bench and or NACBA Circuit Leaders.

FIRESIDE CHATS, FREE CONVENTION RECORDINGS (Playback NACBA) & THURSDAY NIGHT THEATER (Legal Marketing Sessions) will once again be part of the 2019 NACBA Annual Convention.



Corporate support (partnership and event sponsorship) is a source of non-dues revenue for NACBA and increases programming and opportunities for members. This support also helps maintain convention registration fees and offsets increasing hotel expenses. Every corporate partner or event sponsor agrees to the Rules and Regulations found HERE. NACBA does not endorse any commercial product or service, nor does NACBA endorse the views expressed by exhibitors or sponsors at any in person or online event. NACBA strongly encourages each event attendee to do their own due diligence when reviewing any product or service presented by vendors at any NACBA event.