The American Board of Certification

ABC is the nation's premier legal specialty certification organization - certifying attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.

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Find a Certified Attorney

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.

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ABC certification provides an objective standard that assists the public in making informed decisions in choosing counsel. Additionally, ABC certification encourages attorneys to strive for excellence, and recognizes those attorneys who have met ABC's rigorous standards.

    Resources for Board Certified Attorneys

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    ABC Program: Professionalism! Competence! Featuring Judges on Best Practices

    Member Articles

    Posted on Sep 1st, 2018

    Chapter 8 Humor: Dusting Off the Western Union “92 Code” to Shorten Briefs

    I have been talking with the bankruptcy judges at ABI conferences. This type of personal communication is a hallmark of ABI events. I have concluded that WE CAN ALL RADICALLY SHORTEN OUR BRIEFS!2 But first, a little perspective.
    Posted on Sep 1st, 2018

    Straight & Narrow: When (if Ever) Can an Attorney Advise a Client to Incur Debt?

    Attorneys advise their clients on a variety of matters. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) regulated one specific type of advice: When an attorney may advise a client intending to file for bankruptcy to incur debt.
    Posted on Sep 1st, 2018

    Feature: Tax Certificate Sale and § 362 Automatic Stay Implications

    I n order to raise revenue, local county and municipal governments nationwide collect various property taxes against all types of real property in every state.

    About ABC Board Certification

    The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy and creditors' rights law bars. ABC has certified nearly 1,000 attorneys in consumer and business bankruptcy and creditor's rights law nationwide. ABC certification serves the public by allowing potential clients to make an informed decision in choosing bankruptcy and creditors rights counsel. In addition, ABC certification encourages attorneys to strive toward excellence and recognizes those attorneys who have met the rigorous ABC standards. ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.