Frequently Asked Questions
How can I obtain a copy of the Roster of Members?
The Roster is only available to members of the CLLA and is printed/distributed at the beginning of each fiscal year.
To perform a general search for a CLLA member, please click here.
How do I advertise with the CLW Magazine and the CLLA Roster of Members?
Specific questions can be addressed to:
Anthony Hilvers Executive Vice President
Commercial Law League of America
205 N. Michigan, Suite 2212,
Chicago, IL 60601
How do I register a complaint against a member of the CLLA?
CLLA members are required to meet a high level of professional responsibility. If you feel that a League Member has violated standards of proper moral, ethical or professional conduct, the Operative Guides for Forwarders and Receivers, the Agency Section Code of Ethics, or the Association of Law List Publishers Code of Conduct, you may file a request for a Grievance or Arbitration hearing you may request, in writing, a review of your claim. The Membership Grievances and Arbitration Committee is charged with reviewing these claims, and taking appropriate action, which may include, scheduling hearings.
Please note, full Grievance and Arbitration procedures can be found in Article XI of the CLLA?s Constitution, which can be found here. To file a grievance or arbitration for consideration, per Article XI, Section 3C you must do the following:
A matter to be considered by the Committee may be brought by any member of the League or any non-member of the League. Any such matter shall be commenced with the filing of a Verified Petition, submitted in duplicate to the Executive Vice President. The Verified Petition shall be specific and contain the basis upon which the matter is brought.
Please forward your correspondence as follows:
Complaint against an AGENCY MEMBER: If for any reason you believe a member has violated the Agency Section's Code of Ethics in dealing with you or your customer, please contact:
Anthony Hilvers, CLLA Executive Vice President
The Executive Vice President can be reached during business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday to Friday.
Complaint against a Non-Agency Member of the CLLA: If you feel that a League Member has violated standards of proper moral, ethical or professional conduct, the Operative Guides for Forwarders and Receivers, the Agency Section Code of Ethics, or the Association of Law List Publishers Code of Conduct, please send your Verified Petition to:
Anthony Hilvers, Executive Vice Presidentt
Commercial Law League of America
205 N. Michigan, Suite 2212, Chicago, IL 60601
I am a collection agency and my customer asked if I am certified
To become "certified" your Collection Agency must earn the "Certificate of Compliance" by meeting certain requirements and then you become eligible to be a member of the Commercial Collection Agency Association of the Commercial Law League of America.You can click here for full information or contact Anthony Hilvers, Executive Vice President at 312-240-1400 or AHilvers@clla.org
For more information on the CLLA's certification program, please click here.
Who can join the CLLA and how much does it cost?
The following individuals are eligible for membership in the League: Lawyers, Commercial Collection Agency Representatives, Judges, United States Trustees, Turnaround Managers, Public Accountants, Paralegals (or Law Office Administrators), Lenders (or Bankers), Law Students, Law List/Directory Publishers, Real Property or Equipment Lessors, Editors of a Legal Periodical, Canadian Trustees, Bankruptcy Private Trustees, Vendors, Professors/Teachers of Law and Law Students.
Full membership categories and requirements can be found in the CLLA Constitution, Article II, Section 2. The Constitution can be downloaded by clicking here.
General Membership Dues are $515 per year, which includes one section and one regional membership*. (Note: members may opt out of a section, however, it will not lower their annual dues.) A special "Short Term" rate is available for applicants under the age of 31 or who have been admitted to the bar under 6 years. This rate is $130 and can be paid for a maximum of 4 years.
In addition, special rates are available for Professors/Teachers ($50), Editors of Legal Periodicals ($50) and Law Students ($25). Dues are waived for Bankruptcy Judges and U.S. Trustees (non-private).
*Additional Section memberships are $50 each. A description of each Section can be found by clicking here.
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