The National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees ("NABT") is a nonprofit association formed in 1982 to address the needs of chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees and to promote the effectiveness of the bankruptcy system as a whole.
Membership in NABT is open to chapter 7 trustees and their staff, judges, employees of the Office of the U.S. Trustee, and associated professionals and businesses. Our associate members include attorneys, accountants, auctioneers, appraisers, insurance agents, software providers and bankers.
Each year, the membership elects a Board of Directors to govern the organization in accordance with the by-laws. Officers are elected by the board at the annual convention. Day-to-day affairs are managed by an Executive Director and Christina Jones.
The American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal (the “Trustee Journal”) is the official publication of NABT. It is published quarterly and mailed to NABT members, U.S. Trustees, Assistant U.S. Trustees, bankruptcy judges, bankruptcy law professors, and members of Congress. The Trustee Journal is also available online to members. Advertisers may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
NABT hosts a website and a members-only listserv. Members have access to seminar materials, creditor contact lists, NABTalk articles, Trustee Tips, and much more. In addition, NABT has developed a website where members can list assets for sale, www.bankruptcysales.com, with public access for viewing and bidding.
Each year, NABT hosts a spring seminar and annual convention. The annual convention, held in the late summer, draws over 500 people. Both events offer accredited educational sessions and social events. In addition, videocasts of educational sessions are available online.
The Association is committed to improving the administration of bankruptcy by promoting professionalism, education, and the open exchange of ideas among its members and other members of the bankruptcy community. NABT has successfully raised issues of concern for its members to the U.S. Congress, the Office of the U.S. Trustee, and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, as well as other organizations involved in bankruptcy or with the legislative process. Association leadership has testified before Congress and in administrative forums, and regularly speaks at meetings of professional organizations. To further these efforts, members are encouraged to join the President’s Circle and to support our PAC (political action committee).