How does an attorney enroll in the program?
Simply complete the membership application and return it with payment. Sponsorship by an ACA member is a requirement for membership in MAP. ACA sponsorship of MAP attorneys serves as our industry safeguard against the admission of attorneys to our program who do not align themselves with the needs and goals of our ACA membership.
ACA sponsorship is a critical step in the MAP application process. Sponsorship can only be accomplished by a current member of ACA. MAP attorney sponsorship signifies and states the attorney applicant does not represent consumers in claims against third–party collectors, credit grantors, or those substantially engaged in the asset buying industry, the attorney’s firm is not primarily engaged in business as a third–party debt collector (or, if it is, the law firm holds a current Agency membership), and certifying that the attorney represents or provide services to the sponsor.
What is the cost?
MAP is an individual membership and dues are $460 per calendar year. MAP dues are billed directly to the attorney and can be paid either by the attorney or by the sponsoring ACA member. Some members and sponsors choose to share the cost.
Multi-Attorney Discount: Under our multi-attorney discount, one attorney in your office must join at the regular membership rate of $460. The second, third, fourth and fifth attorneys, at the same physical location, may join at the multi-attorney rate of $230. After five attorneys, each additional attorney at the same physical location may join at the multi-attorney rate of $115.