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Why Should You Join
With more than 13,000 members, the American Bankruptcy Institute
(ABI) is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization
dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency.
Founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased
analysis of bankruptcy issues, ABI is the premier professional
organization in the field. Members span the entire spectrum of
professionals and include attorneys, accountants, auctioneers, judges,
lenders, academics, turnaround specialists, credit professionals and
Here are just a few of the reasons why those who become ABI
members stay ABI members.
Bankruptcy News Coverage
|ABI provides members with the latest
updates on legislative developments and other important bankruptcy news.
Through ABI’s electronic news bulletin, the Bankruptcy
Brief, members receive the latest information on
reform, daily bankruptcy news headlines, quarterly bankruptcy
statistics, and much more.
CLE/CPE Programs at Reduced Rates
|With reduced registration fees
to ABI’s numerous educational
programs and online
educational opportunities, ABI members are at an advantage when
keeping their CLE/CPE requirements up to date. The nation’s
leading provider of quality and affordable educational programs on
insolvency topics, ABI holds two national conferences and many regional
conferences around the country each year.
Practical and Scholarly
||Once you begin receiving ABI’s primary membership
ABI Journal, you will not want to be without it. This
monthly publication, one of the most popular in the insolvency world,
provides the latest analysis of court opinions, along with in-depth, but
practical, articles that cover all aspects of insolvency. Just a few of
the regular columns written by members include Consumer Corner,
Turnaround Topics, Value & Cents (valuation issues), News at 11
(reorganization issues) and Lien on Me (UCC issues).
ABI Law Review
|Published semi-annually, the ABI Law
Review is among the most respected and cited scholarly
publications in bankruptcy. Now in its 18th year, the
Review has the largest circulation of any bankruptcy law
ABI Membership Directory
|Another valuable resource is the annual ABI Membership
Directory — the world’s largest compilation of
insolvency professionals from different disciplines. Available at
the online directory provides the most up-to-date ABI
member information available and is accessible 24/7/365.
|ABI members enjoy reduced prices on a
variety of specialized publications developed by ABI members to meet the
practical needs of bankruptcy professionals. Just a few of the titles
available to members include A Practical Guide to Bankruptcy
Valuation; Advanced Fraudulent Transfers: A Litigation Guide; Graduating
with Debt: Student Loans under the Bankruptcy Code; The Chief
Restructuring Officer's Guide to Bankruptcy: Views from Leading
Insolvency Professionals, and many more. These and more than 50
other titles can be purchased through ABI's online publications catalog.
These and a variety of other titles can be purchased
through ABI's online
Online Resources at
|Named Web Site of the Week by the
National Law Journal, ABIWorld offers daily headlines with the
latest news on corporate bankruptcies, reorganizations, financing
agreements and other insolvency-related news, legislative updates, court
opinions, research papers, links to hundreds of other bankruptcy-related
web sites and a searchable archive of more than 60,000 documents. Other
ABIWorld features include online conference sessions, daily headlines,
podcasts, legislative analysis, and more!
Committee Listserves, E-newsletters
Members of ABI’s 18 committees benefit from
committee listserves that allow them to discuss pertinent issues on a
Members also receive electronic committee newsletters
that provide them with the latest committee news and timely updates on
their relevant topics — from complex business reorganizations to
consumer bankruptcy. An excellent place to get published!
General Membership - Employees of for-profit
Government/Professor/Auctioneer/Non-profit - Full
time government employees, full time professors, full time credit
counseling employees, auctioneers
International - Online membership (no hard copy
mailings, Journal, etc) for those living outside North America and the
Legal Resource Professional - Full time paralegals,
librarians, virtual bankruptcy assistants
Student - Full time law students (ABI reserves the
right to request verification of matriculation and current attendance,
and expected graduation)
1st Year Post Graduate - Graduates who finished
school within the last year (ABI reserves the right to request
verification of graduation date)
2nd Year Post Graduate - Graduates who finished
school within the last two years (ABI reserves the right to request
verification of graduation date)
Opportunities to Grow Your
Practice or Business
Interested in promoting your practice to potential clients or setting
yourself above the rest as one of today’s top bankruptcy
professionals? ABI members have an edge, thanks to numerous products,
services and networking opportunities that help them stay at the
forefront of the insolvency field.
Many members also benefit from volunteer service, such as serving on one
of ABI’s committees, writing for ABI publications, and much more.
Through active involvement, these volunteers enhance their profile in
the bankruptcy field.