As President & CEO of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), I am honored to lead an organization charged with advancing one principle: that the quality of justice you receive should not depend on the amount of money you have.
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has announced a pilot project where clients, eligible for services from LSC-funded legal aid programs, will join LSC staff on visits to review the quality of the LSC funded legal aid programs.
The Foundation awarded 11 jurisdictions grants between $1.5M and $3.5M over two years to reduce their jail populations and address racial and ethnic disparities in their justice systems.
Robert L. Spangenberg, whose five-decade career included unparalleled scholarship and advocacy to improve civil legal services and indigent defense systems in the United States, passed away on June 22, 2016, at age 83.
NLADA’s Litigation and Advocacy Leaders’ Conference brings together experienced and emerging civil legal aid practitioners from across the country to exchange ideas for — and successes in — advancing crucial litigation and strategic advocacy issues affecting low-income people and communities.
A continuation from the meeting in December of last year, the Defender Research Consortium is a gathering of researchers, IT professionals and indigent defense practitioners geared at fostering research projects and building the research-practitioner community.
Theme: “Advocacy at a Crossroads: Equality, Justice, and Human Rights.” In this national election year, we will explore how advocacy can forward equality, justice, and human rights. Our Annual Conference is the leading national training event of the year for the civil legal aid, indigent defense, and public interest law communities.