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.
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.
NACBA helps 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 “fresh start”. Alarmed by these developments, a determined group of bankruptcy attorneys decided that an organized approach was necessary to counter these attacks on the Code.
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.