NACBA Convention



NACBA is seeking award nominations to recognize individuals who have exemplified outstanding contributions to the consumer bankruptcy profession. NACBA frequently recognizes the contributions of its members and key allies who go above and beyond the call of duty in helping NACBA realize its goals.

Below is a description of the awards that will be presented at the Annual Convention, on May 5th, 2017 in Orlando Florida. Once you complete the Awards Nomination Form at, please submit it by the Friday, March 31st, 2017 deadline. 


The Champion of Consumer Rights

In recognition of and appreciation for extraordinary service in protecting American Consumers and, in particular, the recipient’s critical role in preserving the rights of consumer debtors in need of bankruptcy relief.

The Distinguished Service Award

In recognition of and appreciation for extraordinary contributions to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the recipient’s many years of invaluable service to our organization.

The Hammes-Shulman Award

In recognition of the leadership and commitment demonstrated by Norma Hammes and Ike Shulman, the Hammes-Shulman honor significant legislative and advocacy contributions made by a NACBA member.

The K. Colleen Nunnelly Award

In October 2011, NACBA lost a wonderful colleague and long-term NACBA Member, K. Colleen Nunnelly. Ever a strong supporter of NACBA’s mission, always a positive voice within NACBA and an outstanding State Chair, Colleen will be greatly missed. In recognition of her contributions to NACBA, we have created the K. Colleen Nunnelly Award to honor a NACBA member whose collegiality and support for NACBA’s mission embodies Colleen’s spirit, quiet leadership, enthusiasm, and positive contributions to NACBA.

Thank you to all our NACBA Members for their outstanding dedication and commitment to the bankruptcy profession!

We hope to celebrate 25 years of NACBA with you at the Annual Convention!

Past award recipients can be viewed:

Bankruptcy News Briefs 12/15


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Register for NACBA’s Upcoming Webinars!

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Today’s The Day!! Register Now!!

Encumbered Property
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
3 PM Eastern / 2 PM Central / 1 PM Mountain / 12 PM Pacific
Presented by: Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff & Tara Twomey, Esq.
Registration is Open! $25.00 for Members $75.00 for Non Members


With a new year upon us, does your office new a fresh start or a fresh attitude? Read about the key ways your actions will impact your employees in Kevin Chern’s article, “Actions Speak Louder Than Words in the Office,” in NACBA’s   2015 Consumer Bankruptcy Journal!



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Good News! You have the chance to be an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor at 2 NACBA Events!

Registration is Now Open  for Exhibitors and Sponsors for the 24th Annual NACBA Convention in San Francisco, CA May 19-22nd 2016 and/or at NACBA”s Fall Workshop, Summit at Sea, October 7th-10th 2016! Both events are perfect opportunities to network and showcase your company!Visit the  Prospectus to reserve your booth or become a sponsor today!


2016 never looked better! Mark your calendars for 2 NACBA Events you won’t want to miss! Both events will be in beautiful locations, provide informative education sessions, and is an ideal opportunity to network with your colleagues while you earn CLE! Get ready to attend:

  • The 24th Annual NACBA Convention in gorgeous San Francisco, May 19th-22nd, 2016
  • Sail the friendly seas when you register for NACBA’s Fall Workshop Summit at Sea, October 7th-10th, 2016


With so many exciting educational events and networking opportunities on the horizon in 2016 don’t end this year without renewing your NACBA Membership! Renew Today! 

Not a member of NACBA? Want to take advantage of all the benefits NACBA Members receive?  Join  NACBA Today!

Receive NACBA’s Bankruptcy News Briefs Automatically!

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#NACBACHI Access Playback NACBA Today!

We hope you enjoyed NACBA’s 23rd Annual Convention in Chicago. The Convention was a huge success. We’re pleased to offer those unable to attend the opportunity to experience many of the sessions through PlaybackNACBA. Playback NACBA offers a number of options to access over 25 sessions and 40+ hours of content.

If you did attend the 2015 Convention you can now access your Complimentary 3 Month Fast Pass Activation in 3 simple steps:

  1. Visit PlaybackNACBA
  2. Confirm Your Registration (Enter your first and last name and city)
  3. Create Your Login and Password

After your 3 Month Pass you also have the opportunity to upgrade to a Season Pass or a Works Package for a full year’s access to the 2015 Convention’s events.

If you didn’t attend the NACBA Convention don’t fret! You can get a free 2 minute preview for each session then launch a year’s worth of benefits, training, and knowledge by choosing one of the 2015 NACBA Convention Packages that suit your specific needs.


Here’s a snapshot of a few sessions you’ll have access to with PlaybackNACBA from NACBA’s 23rd Annual Convention. Just click on the link for your free preview.

Student Loans I

Student Loans II

Student Loans III

CFPB Mortgage Servicing Rules

Save Your Client’s Job

Tax Booby-Traps in Bankruptcy

Family Feud: Intersection of Family Law & Bankruptcy

 Zombie Real Estate Apocalypse

Again, this is just a sample of everything that was offered, there’s so much more….

We hope you had a wonderful time at the 2015 NACBA Convention! #NACBACHI

See you in 2016 in San Francisco! #NACBASF