Featured Events


Mar
03
2020 Life in the Balance Conference Biloxi, MS

Life in the Balance is a death penalty and juvenile life without parole training for attorneys and mitigation specialists. Co-Sponsored by: Mississippi Office of State Public Defender; In conjunction with The Deep South Capital Defense Conference; In affiliation with The National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists. Registration is now open. Learn more here.

May
07
2020 Equal Justice Conference Atlanta, GA

The Equal Justice Conference rings together all components of the legal community to discuss equal justice issues as they relate to the delivery of legal services to the poor and low-income individuals in need of legal assistance. Early Bird Registration is available until January 31! Learn more and register at the EJC website.

Jun
01
2020 Holistic Defense & Leadership Conferences

This year's HDLC will be held at the Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. it will consist of three events: 1) The American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD) Summer Conference 2) The Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference, 3) The Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference. Click here to learn more about HDLC.

Jun
09
2020 Exemplar Award Dinner Washington, D.C.

Each year at our Exemplar Award Dinner, we honor members of the corporate and private bar and leaders in civil legal aid, public defense and policy. – those people and organizations who reinforce why our work and advocacy are so vital to those who cannot otherwise afford counsel.

Jul
10
2020 Litigation & Advocacy Leaders Conference Charleston, South Carolina

This conference is designed for those who participate in setting the advocacy agenda and leading its implementation, as well as those taking on new leadership roles, in their civil legal aid or civil rights organization. Learn more about the conference here!

Nov
11
2020 National Farmworker Law Conference Arlington, Virginia

The 2020 National Farmworker Law Conference (NFLC), co-hosted by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) and Farmworker Justice will take place in Arlington, Virginia. Learn more about NFLC.

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Combatting Sexual Harassment In Housing

Join this webinar to learn about: types of legal services available to address sexual harassment in housing; the proper process of identifying and referring the crime; civil rights litigation on behalf of victims; and opportunities for collaboration among the Federal Government and those providing direct legal services for the victims.

Beyond The Adversarial System- Achieving the Challenge Webinar

Traditionally, prosecutors and defenders are adversaries in the courtroom. In order to achieve the SJC goals of system-wide sustainable change, collaboration with all system actors is essential. However, broader criminal justice reform can often be difficult to achieve when dealing with traditionally opposing roles. Therefore, APA and NLADA have drafted a joint publication entitled “Beyond the Adversarial System: Achieving the Challenge,” which stems from our April 2017 joint meeting that brought together SJC prosecutors and defenders from four jurisdictions.

Combatting Human Trafficking Through Collaboration

Join this webinar to learn about: types of legal services survivors of human trafficking need; how to identify when civil or criminal clients may be victims of trafficking; successful models for collaborating with law enforcement while maintaining a victim-centered approach; and opportunities for working with the Civil Rights Division to fight against human trafficking.

Partnerships in Federal Funding: Case Studies in Defender/Civil Program Collaboration

This webinar is part of a 5-part series and will showcase successful Defender/Civil program partnerships that are supported with Federal funds.