Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel Mission and Core Values

Mission Statement

The Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel (“ACBC) strives to serve the local legal community, and enhance the legal profession by promoting the competency, ethics and professionalism of its members and improving the administration of and access to justice.  ACBC’s members are committed to achieve the long term goals of the organization through their commitment to:

  • Be part of a supportive and collegial community of professionals exhibiting the highest standards of ethical conduct and technical skill;
  • Share a passion for excellence in the practice of law.
  • Educating their fellow lawyers as to issues related to consumer bankruptcy practice.
  • Stand ready at all times to anticipate the emerging legal needs of Arizona citizens and to continuously improve the system of justice to meet those needs.

Core Values

ACBC’s core values are important to everything we do as members of ACBC as well as members of the legal profession at large. We use these values to shape our work and ensure that our actions are consistent with our results. We list them without reference to priority, because they are of equal value to how we live our professional and personal lives.

Integrity: This value represents our commitment to the truth in all of its forms and in all of our actions. It is adherence to the spirit as well as to the letter of the law. It is consistency, transparency, and accountability for what we say and what we do, as individuals, as professionals, and as an organization.

Service to Clients and the Public: This value represents our commitment to advocate the causes of others with all of our strength, as we would advocate for ourselves in the most important of personal concerns. It is embracing the responsibility to give back to society the knowledge and skills that we acquired with the help of others.

Professionalism: This value represents our commitment to each other and to all whom we encounter to act with highest level of sensitivity to the feelings of others. It transcends common courtesy and requires treating all persons within the sphere of our influence with dignity, respect, and unqualified civility.

Promoting Justice: This value represents our commitment to ensuring respect to the courts and other administrative agencies which are part of the bankruptcy community.  That, at all times, our members will honor their obligation to serve as officers of the court.

Leadership: This value represents our commitment to use whatever influence we are privileged to acquire to advance the just causes of the representation of our clients. It is understood at all times that our actions are observed and may be emulated, and that we are responsible for behaviors modeled upon our own.