Local & National Bankruptcy Associations

The American Board of Certification is the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization – certifying attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. You expect certification from your doctor – expect it from your lawyer too. Board Certification means that the certified attorney has met rigorous, objective standards and has demonstrated knowledge in bankruptcy and/or creditors’ rights law.

Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Boot Camp is an intense, rigorous, selective and extensive bankruptcy training program where attorneys learn how to fight predatory lenders and hold them accountable. Graduates of the Boot Camp have been trained to identify creditor abuses and fraudulent conduct, such as “robo-signing” and the improper assessment of fees and charges by mortgage lenders. The Boot Camp has attracted the attention of BusinessWeek, ABC News’ Nightline, CNN and other media outlets.

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (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 provides the most comprehensive educational programs in the country for consumer bankruptcy attorneys with its annual conventions and workshops.

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is a nationwide organization of more than 1,500 attorneys who represent and have represented hundreds of thousands of consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive and predatory business practices. As a national organization fully committed to promoting justice for consumers, NACA’s members and their clients are actively engaged in promoting a fair and open marketplace that forcefully protects the rights of consumers, particularly those of modest means.

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues.

The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT) has more than 1,000 members whose membership consists of trustees, bankruptcy judges, lawyers for debtors and creditors, certified public accountants and other insolvency related professionals. Our organization is dedicated to the highest standards of education related to Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a proven record of the highest standards of professionalism and service to the profession.

The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees under 28 U.S.C. §586 and 11 U.S.C. §101, et seq. It consists of 21 regional U.S. Trustee Offices nationwide and an Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (EOUST) in Washington, DC.

United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota.


The National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) is the only national trade association representing the mortgage broker industry. With members in all 50 states, NAMB promotes the industry through programs and services such as education, professional certification and government affairs representation. NAMB members subscribe to a code of ethics and best lending practices that foster integrity, professionalism and confidentiality when working with consumers.