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Curtis | Castillo PC attorneys are active members of the following organizations:

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. Additionally, ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the public.

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

American Bar Association (ABA)

The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. It was founded on August 21,1878, in Saratoga Springs, New York, by 100 lawyers from 21 states. With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. The ABA's mission is to serve equally its members, the profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.

Our Firm became a member of the DBA 100 Club in July 2011. The DBA 100 Club is a special membership recognition category offered by the Dallas Bar Association that reflects a commitment to the advancement of the legal profession and the betterment of the community.

American Bar Association (ABA)

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers is the lead bar organization in Dallas dedicated exclusively to the needs of young lawyers and the community service projects about which young lawyers feel most passionately.

Supported by a diverse membership of approximately 2,500 lawyers, the DAYL has two primary goals: (1) Improve the quality of life for all young lawyers through a variety of initiatives designed to educate, support, challenge, and entertain our members, and (2) Serve the Dallas community through public service projects that young lawyers find meaningful.

The DAYL is composed of young lawyers of all racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds, as well as solo and small firm practitioners, large firm practitioners, in-house and government lawyers, and law students. By volunteering their time and talents to organize approximately 150 projects each year and contributing thousands of hours of volunteer time throughout the year, DAYL members make and benefit from countless contributions to their profession and their community.

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Dallas Bar Association

The Dallas Bar Association, founded in 1873, is a voluntary professional association of 10,000+ lawyers. It is dedicated to the continuing education of its members, as well as community programs.

Our Firm became a member of the DBA 100 Club in July 2011. The DBA 100 Club is a special membership recognition category offered by the Dallas Bar Association that reflects a commitment to the advancement of the legal profession and the betterment of the community.

Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association 100 Club

Dallas Fort Worth Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers

The DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers (DAYBL) encourages education, mentoring, communication and networking opportunities for and with young bankruptcy attorneys in the DFW area through involvement with the bankruptcy bench, other members of the bankruptcy and restructuring community, and Texas law schools. The DAYBL is in its fifth year of fulfilling its purpose to provide young bankruptcy lawyers and restructuring professionals with opportunities for mentoring, socializing, and networking.

Dallas Fort Worth Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers

Litigation Counsel of America

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the 21st century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

Litigation Counsel of America

Risk Management Association (RMA)

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA helps banking and nonbanking institutions identify and manage the impacts of credit risk, operational risk, and market risk on their businesses and customers. We achieve that through education, research, networking, and leadership opportunities.

RMA was founded to help commercial bankers make better lending decisions through the exchange of credit information. Today, RMA is the only association that specializes in promoting effective and prudent risk management practices for institutions of all sizes, across the entire financial services industry. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has approximately 2,500 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the association by 16,000 risk management professionals who are chapter members in financial centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Risk Management Association

Texas Bar Association

Texas Bar Association is the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States. The mission of the State Bar of Texas is to assure all citizens equal access to justice, foster high standards of ethical conduct for lawyers, help attorneys better serve their clients, educate the public about the rule of law and promote diversity in the practice of law.

Texas Bar Association

Texas Young Lawyers Association

The Texas Young Lawyers Association, organized in 1930, is a department of the State Bar of Texas. All licensed Texas lawyers 36 years old or younger or in their first five years of practice, regardless of age, are automatically members of TYLA. TYLA is commonly referred to as the "public service arm" of the State Bar of Texas. TYLA's primary purposes are to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. TYLA's programs often offer information to members of the general public about a legal topic; other projects are designed to assist Texas lawyers in developing and maintaining their legal practices. Still others are directed toward underserved members of our community, including the homeless, the elderly, and members of our military.

Texas Young Lawyers Association

The College of the State Bar of Texas

The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas. It also issues annual awards, including: The Jim Bowmer Professionalism Award, the Franklin Jones CLE Article Award and the Steve
Condos CLE Award for the most hours.

The College of the State Bar of Texas

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

The Turnaround Management Association is the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Its international headquarters is in Chicago. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 47 chapters, including 32 in North America, and one each in Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Southern Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK, with a chapter in formation in Romania. TMA members are a professional community of turnaround and corporate renewal professionals who share a common interest in strengthening the economy through the restoration of corporate value. All TMA members are expected to sign a Code of Ethics each year specifying high standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence.

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

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Stephanie Curtis and Mark Castillo