NLADA provides a breadth of information and technical support to advocates who
deliver and support civil legal assistance to low-income clients.
In addition to its advocacy for Legal Services Corporation funding and other
federal agency funding, NLADA offers technical support and capacity building
services to a wide range of member organizations. These organizations include
state and local advocacy organizations that are not LSC-funded, national and
state support entities, pro bono programs, specialty advocacy organizations
(e.g. domestic violence organizations, immigrants' rights organizations and
children's advocacy organizations), IOLTA providers and bar-sponsored Access
to Justice programs. NLADA services to support the work of these constituents
as they progress toward full-access delivery systems include:
- Media training, communications products and technical assistance to help
organizations enhance their communications and marketing capacities.
Learn more about our Communications Resources.
E-mail lists on technology, litigation directors,
national support and advocacy, and state support and advocacy.
Research on foundation funding for civil legal assistance, and outreach and
advocacy to the philanthropic community to increase funding for legal and policy
advocacy for low-income people. For more information about private foundation grants,
contact Lydia Watts.
state and regional training efforts.
Information and technical assistance to state planners as they develop systems
and structures to expand pro bono, financial and political support for civil
legal aid. For more information, see the ABA/NLADA Access to
Information about recent federal grants announced and awarded to legal groups
advocating for low-income clients. For more information, see the
NLADA Advocacy Resource Project.
Through the Advocacy and Support Section, a point of connection and a forum
for collaboration and information-sharing among advocates working in national
and state advocacy and support organizations, IOLTA programs and bar-sponsored
Access to Justice programs. Section members meet regularly by conference call
and at national conferences to share information and discuss items of common
interest. For more information, see Advocacy and Support.