Phillips Murrah paralegals Lisa McAlister and Maribeth D. Mills recently completed the Association of Bankruptcy Judicial Assistants’ program to become Certified Bankruptcy Assistants.
The ABJA is a national organization formed by judicial assistants to U.S. Bankruptcy Judges who found that understanding certification in a particular field can promote and maintain professional standards.
According to ABJA’s website:
Bankruptcy law has developed into a very unique, sophisticated, and technical area of expertise. This certification program will enable secretaries/judicial assistants, paralegals and bankruptcy support staff to keep pace with new developments and will be an effective quality improvement mechanism for employers. The certification program was developed with the assistance of the Knapp Designing Certification and Accreditation Programs, associated with the American Bar Association Accreditation of Specialty Certification Programs for Lawyers, through the American Bankruptcy Institute.