Amicus Project

Amicus Briefs

In 2010, the Board of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys founded the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center (NCBRC) to provide assistance to consumer debtors and their counsel in cases likely to impact consumer bankruptcy law. The National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center (NCBRC) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of the bankruptcy system and preserving the rights of consumer bankruptcy debtors. NCBRC files amicus curiae briefs in courts throughout the country. Where a case may have broad implications, an amicus curiae brief is an important way to bring those concerns to the attention of the court. In some cases, consumer bankruptcy rights may be advanced better through impact litigation, which involves NCBRC’s direct assistance to debtors or their counsel rather than amicus curiae briefs. NCBRC engages in numerous education activities designed to inform NACBA members and the public about important bankruptcy cases and to help those working in the field better serve the needs of financially distressed individuals and families facing bankruptcy. NCBRC’s website provides updates on bankruptcy cases that have broad impact on consumer bankruptcy rights and offers numerous resources including an easily searchable brief bank.

To request assistance with a case, click here.

For more information on NCBRC or for updates on the latest cases affecting consumer bankruptcy debtors, visit NCBRC’s website.

How Can You Support NCBRC WITHOUT Writing a Check?
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way to support the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center at no cost to you. Once you have signed up, you shop online at Amazon Smile, they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center. You will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as you always get at Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5%of the purchase price on everything you buy to the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center. Here is the link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3191132

To shop at Amazon Smile simply go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3191132 using the web browser on your computer or mobile device. If you bookmark this link,it will be even easier to return for future shopping at Amazon Smile.

Which products on Amazon Smile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on Amazon Smile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for Amazon Smile donation” on their product detail pages.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on Amazon Smile?
Yes, you use the same account settings on both Amazon.com and Amazon Smile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, Wedding or Baby Registry, and other account settings are also exactly the same.

How do I select the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center as my charitable organization when shopping on Amazon Smile?
On your first visit to Amazon Smile, you need to select the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center to receive donations on purchases before you begin shopping. You will find the selection box on the Amazon Smile home page. From then on (unless you decide to support another organization) Amazon Smile will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make on Amazon Smile will result in a donation to our foundation of 0.5%.