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Intro NSVBA And The VBA

  1. 1. NATIONAL SOCIETY OFNATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCYVIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTSASSISTANTS IntroductionIntroduction OverviewOverview Copyright 2009Copyright 2009
  2. 2. NATIONAL SOCIETY OFNATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCYVIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTSASSISTANTS DisclaimerDisclaimer National Society of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants is not a law firm, norNational Society of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants is not a law firm, nor are we attorneys. The information contained in the “Introduction toare we attorneys. The information contained in the “Introduction to NSVBA” is to introduce individuals to NSVBA and the VBA industry.NSVBA” is to introduce individuals to NSVBA and the VBA industry. National Society of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants and its agents makeNational Society of Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants and its agents make no representations or warranties of any kind; nor are any representationsno representations or warranties of any kind; nor are any representations implied with respect to the information set forth.implied with respect to the information set forth. Copyright 2009Copyright 2009
  3. 3. THE VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTTHE VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANT Why This Business WorksWhy This Business Works  Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants are invaluable to the new attorney who doesVirtual Bankruptcy Assistants are invaluable to the new attorney who does not have the budget for a full time employee.not have the budget for a full time employee.  Bankruptcy Assistants are available to work in an attorney’s office or fromBankruptcy Assistants are available to work in an attorney’s office or from their home office. (A secured home office is recommended. One withtheir home office. (A secured home office is recommended. One with locked file cabinets, locked desk, and password enabled laptop or desktop).locked file cabinets, locked desk, and password enabled laptop or desktop).  Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants are available to assist the attorney at aVirtual Bankruptcy Assistants are available to assist the attorney at a moments notice. You’re available when everyone else isn’t.moments notice. You’re available when everyone else isn’t.  Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants are seasoned professionals, most with 5-15Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants are seasoned professionals, most with 5-15 years experience. They bring a professional attitude and demeanor to anyyears experience. They bring a professional attitude and demeanor to any law firm.law firm.  Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants are available to take on the “overload” inVirtual Bankruptcy Assistants are available to take on the “overload” in any law firm. By workingany law firm. By working withwith the law firm staff, a VBA creates a WIN-the law firm staff, a VBA creates a WIN- WIN situation. The bankruptcy petitions are completed in a timely manner,WIN situation. The bankruptcy petitions are completed in a timely manner, the attorney does not pay overtime, and the law firm staff is now in athe attorney does not pay overtime, and the law firm staff is now in a “stress-free” environment.“stress-free” environment.
  4. 4. Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants and theVirtual Bankruptcy Assistants and the Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneyConsumer Bankruptcy Attorney  The Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant is a professionalThe Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant is a professional Independent Contractor who runs a legitimate, fullyIndependent Contractor who runs a legitimate, fully committed business.committed business.  VBA’s are equipped with a licensed copy of *Best CaseVBA’s are equipped with a licensed copy of *Best Case Solutions to accommodate the Consumer BankruptcySolutions to accommodate the Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s law firm.Attorney’s law firm.  VBA’s have a Business website, business email address,VBA’s have a Business website, business email address, phone numbers and physical address. The attorney can bephone numbers and physical address. The attorney can be confident that he or she knows how to contact his or herconfident that he or she knows how to contact his or her Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant at all times.Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant at all times.  *Best Case Solutions is a registered trademark*Best Case Solutions is a registered trademark
  5. 5. Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants and theVirtual Bankruptcy Assistants and the Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneyConsumer Bankruptcy Attorney (continued)(continued)  Continuing education is encouraged.Continuing education is encouraged.  YourYour “client”“client” is the Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney.is the Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney.  You prepare Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 BankruptcyYou prepare Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Petitions under the direct supervision of thePetitions under the direct supervision of the Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney.Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney.
  6. 6. Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants Training andVirtual Bankruptcy Assistants Training and MarketingMarketing  It is imperative you receive the proper training to prepare BankruptcyIt is imperative you receive the proper training to prepare Bankruptcy petitions. Bankruptcy Petition Preparation training is available throughpetitions. Bankruptcy Petition Preparation training is available through your NSVBA membership, no additional fees are required. In someyour NSVBA membership, no additional fees are required. In some instances, a materials fee will be required.instances, a materials fee will be required.  If you do not have experience as an Independent Contractor, BusinessIf you do not have experience as an Independent Contractor, Business Training is also available through your NSVBA membership. AnTraining is also available through your NSVBA membership. An additional fee is required for one on one training ($150.00/hour).additional fee is required for one on one training ($150.00/hour).  In order to market and approach Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, youIn order to market and approach Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, you must be trained to do this effectively. NSVBA offers training throughmust be trained to do this effectively. NSVBA offers training through Online Seminars referred to as “Webinars”, included in your membershipOnline Seminars referred to as “Webinars”, included in your membership fee.fee.
  7. 7. Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants Training andVirtual Bankruptcy Assistants Training and MarketingMarketing  As a “Virtual” Professional Businessperson, you mustAs a “Virtual” Professional Businessperson, you must have a Business website, contact numbers, businesshave a Business website, contact numbers, business email address, physical address and most importantly,email address, physical address and most importantly, a “secure” SOHO (Small Office/Home Office).a “secure” SOHO (Small Office/Home Office).  Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys already outsourceConsumer Bankruptcy Attorneys already outsource most of their work through Court Runners, Courtmost of their work through Court Runners, Court Reporters for depositions and Answering Services.Reporters for depositions and Answering Services.  The VBA is simply offering one more service forThe VBA is simply offering one more service for which the Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney canwhich the Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney can outsource.outsource.
  8. 8. Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants and theVirtual Bankruptcy Assistants and the NSVBANSVBA  NSVBA wants you to know that contracting withNSVBA wants you to know that contracting with attorneys isattorneys is notnot an easy task.an easy task.  NSVBA believes that with proper training andNSVBA believes that with proper training and aggressive marketing, you can be successful.aggressive marketing, you can be successful.  The NSVBA was formed toThe NSVBA was formed to assistassist the Assistant. Wethe Assistant. We are here to service, support, network and market onare here to service, support, network and market on your behalf.your behalf.  The NSVBA will never take credit for your success.The NSVBA will never take credit for your success. Your success will rely on your persistence,Your success will rely on your persistence, perseverance and confidence.perseverance and confidence.
  9. 9. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUALNATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTSBANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTS  Prior to the formation of NSVBA, AttorneysPrior to the formation of NSVBA, Attorneys were concerned about giving out their clients’were concerned about giving out their clients’ personal and financial information topersonal and financial information to strangers.strangers.  Having a legitimate organization specificallyHaving a legitimate organization specifically for Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants gave thefor Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants gave the VBA Industry validity.VBA Industry validity.  The idea to form a professional organizationThe idea to form a professional organization was developed in the summer of 2007.was developed in the summer of 2007.
  10. 10. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUALNATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTSBANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTS  NSVBA will represent the VBA to ConsumerNSVBA will represent the VBA to Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys through BusinessBankruptcy Attorneys through Business Expos, Conventions and Associations.Expos, Conventions and Associations.  NSVBA offers their members VBANation, aNSVBA offers their members VBANation, a GoogleGroup specifically for the NSVBAGoogleGroup specifically for the NSVBA member and a VBA Blogmember and a VBA Blog http://www.vbatalk.blogspot.com/.http://www.vbatalk.blogspot.com/.  Networking and Marketing are priority toNetworking and Marketing are priority to NSVBA and its’ members.NSVBA and its’ members.
  11. 11. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUALNATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTSBANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTS  NSVBA is a regular Exhibitor at the largest gatheringNSVBA is a regular Exhibitor at the largest gathering of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys’ conventions andof Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys’ conventions and conferences; NACBA.conferences; NACBA.  National Association of Consumer BankruptcyNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys membership is approximately 1400Attorneys membership is approximately 1400 members.members.  NSVBA was the only Bankruptcy AssistantNSVBA was the only Bankruptcy Assistant organization represented at the NACBA Annualorganization represented at the NACBA Annual Convention and Fall Conference in 2008.Convention and Fall Conference in 2008.
  12. 12. Virtual Bankruptcy Assistants and the ABJAVirtual Bankruptcy Assistants and the ABJA  Many NSVBA members have attended theMany NSVBA members have attended the ABJA Training and Conferences in recentABJA Training and Conferences in recent years. Many more attended in the Fall of 2008.years. Many more attended in the Fall of 2008.  ABJA is the Association of BankruptcyABJA is the Association of Bankruptcy Judicial Assistants. http://www.abja.org/Judicial Assistants. http://www.abja.org/  Bankruptcy Judicial Assistants work directlyBankruptcy Judicial Assistants work directly under Bankruptcy Judges in the U.S. Courts.under Bankruptcy Judges in the U.S. Courts.
  13. 13. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUALNATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTSBANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTS  NSVBA exists to promote and edify theNSVBA exists to promote and edify the industry of the Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant.industry of the Virtual Bankruptcy Assistant.  NSVBA strives to give its’ members FirstNSVBA strives to give its’ members First Class service and support like none offeredClass service and support like none offered before.before.  NSVBA will market to Consumer BankruptcyNSVBA will market to Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys on behalf of the VBA.Attorneys on behalf of the VBA.  VBA must do their part to promote NSVBAVBA must do their part to promote NSVBA and their independent businesses.and their independent businesses.
  14. 14. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUALNATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTSBANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTS  The NSVBA Member Directory is gearedThe NSVBA Member Directory is geared towards Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys totowards Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys to findfind youyou, the VBA., the VBA.  Only NSVBA Certified Members are listed onOnly NSVBA Certified Members are listed on the NSVBA Member Directory.the NSVBA Member Directory.
  15. 15. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUALNATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTSBANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTS  NSVBA MEMBERSHIPNSVBA MEMBERSHIP Includes Recorded Webinar Training of BasicIncludes Recorded Webinar Training of Basic Petition Preparation, VBANation Google Group (FreePetition Preparation, VBANation Google Group (Free BK training documents can be found here), VBABK training documents can be found here), VBA Member Directory, representation at NACBA eventsMember Directory, representation at NACBA events and beginning Chapter 13 Training Pre-requisiteand beginning Chapter 13 Training Pre-requisite required. (Materials fee extra).required. (Materials fee extra).  More training sessions (for an additional fee) comingMore training sessions (for an additional fee) coming soon.soon.
  16. 16. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUALNATIONAL SOCIETY OF VIRTUAL BANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTSBANKRUPTCY ASSISTANTS This concludes the first part of ourThis concludes the first part of our Online Introduction to NSVBAOnline Introduction to NSVBA If you have any questions or would like moreIf you have any questions or would like more information, you can contact Vikki atinformation, you can contact Vikki at vikki@nsvba.comvikki@nsvba.com Or leave a message at 310-213-0007Or leave a message at 310-213-0007

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