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To be eligible for full membership in MCBA a firm shall have a primary member who is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, who is a member in good standing in the State Bar of Michigan and who regularly engages in the practice of Creditor's Rights.  All candidates for membership must be approved by the Board of Directors.

Benefits of Membership in MCBA:

Sustaining Members
  • Recognition at all MCBA events and on MCBA website as a Sustaining Member of the association
  • Plus all Full Member Benefits
Full Members
  • Listing under Member Directory index available to creditors and the public
  • MCBA governmental affairs updates and member alerts
  • List Serve access
  • Brief Bank access
  • Access to FAQ's for Judgement Lien Law
  • Discount member prices on membership meetings and educational seminars
  • Full voting rights
  • Access to directories for appearance counsel and court officers/process servers
Associate Members
  • Listing on MCBA website, showing classification of service/product
  • Discount member prices on membership meetings, conferences and events
  • Special sponsorship opportunities
  • Exposure to the largest creditors rights firms in Michigan

Dues in MCBA have two components, the membership fee, $225.00 and a Government Affairs Assessment (GAA).  The GAA fee is determined by the gross revenue from collections for your firm and/or the number of employees handling collections.  Associate members do not pay a GAA.


Firm Gross Revenue from Collections

Number of Employees
Handling Collections

Small Firms:  $200.00 annually

Less than or equal to $1 Million

Less than 10

Large Firms:  $475.00 annually

Greater than $1 Million

Equal to or greater than 10

Sustaining Firms:  $2,500.00 annually N/A   N/A

For an application or questions on membership contact Maryellen Jansen via email or at 517-319-0342. 

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