Our country was built on the promise of justice, and Americans understand that access to justice requires access to counsel. Since its inception in 1974, LSC has served as the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans nationwide, and has helped ensure that the quality of justice people receive does not depend on the amount of money they have. [CLICK FOR FULL STATEMENT]
NLADA, in partnership with the Robert J. Kutak Foundation, has opened the nominations for the 2017 Kutak-Dodds Prizes. The deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Thank you for being a part of a community that is bound together by a commitment to the values of justice and equality. These are our guiding principles, foundational to our work and cherished in our personal lives. [Continue reading]
Immediately following the conference NLADA and the Shriver Center - whose Legal Impact Network hosted a preconference convening - released a statement in solidarity with the Black community and reaffirming the centrality of racial justice at the heart of both organization's work. Read the statement in full here.
The Equal Justice Conference joins all components of the civil legal aid community to discuss and address issues related to the delivery of legal services to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance. Inspiring keynote speakers, multiple networking opportunities, more than 85 CLE sessions, and a wide selection of low or no cost preconference programs are just some reasons not to miss this year's Equal Justice Conference.
This year, NLADA brings together defenders, social workers, and community activists for three day
Each year NLADA hosts a dinner of more than 500 advocates of equal justice, public interest attorneys, private attorneys, and general counsel to honor and recognize champions of the justice community. In addition to the 2017 Exemplar Honoree, Max Laun, Arconic’s Vice President and General Counsel, two Kutak-Dodds prizes of $10,000 each will be awarded to a civil legal aid attorney and to a public defense attorney for their outstanding lifetime dedication in providing legal services to those in need.