The Illinois Creditors Bar Association is the largest organization of its kind in the state, representing attorneys practicing in all areas of creditors’ rights, including collections, foreclosure, bankruptcy and eviction. The practice of creditors’ rights is unique because attorneys and their clients are subject to federal regulations and protections and frequently work directly with unrepresented litigants.

To that end, part of the ILCBA’s stated mission is to promote the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct among those involved in various aspects of transactions involving creditors’ rights law. The foundation of this is civility and transparency in dealing with all parties to the process. To further its mission, the ILCBA has consistently reached across the aisle and collaborated not only with the courts, but also with consumer advocates to ensure equal access to justice for all.

Specifically, our organization has worked hand in hand with consumer groups on various Supreme Court Orders and Supreme Court Rules with a goal of promoting consumer fairness. In addition, the ILCBA works to unite its membership in furthering its mission. One of the most powerful tools is education and an open forum for members to problem solve and share ideas. Not only does the ILCBA offer top quality educational programs, it also hosts listservs where members can obtain immediate answers to questions essential to effectively managing their practices. This forum for open discussion rests on civility and respect for all.

The success and accomplishments of the ILCBA are proof that all goals are achievable when transparency is required and civil, collaborative communication is promoted and fostered.