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NLADA connects its members from across the country, helping them work collaboratively and share information, through a variety of specialized e-mail lists. Below are descriptions of NLADA Civil and Defender e-mail lists, plus some additional lists sponsored by the Project for the Future of Equal Justice, a joint project of NLADA and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).

Civil Legal Aid E-Mail Lists

NLADA LegalAidNews E-Mail List
This e-mail list is used to send occasional short news blurbs and other "updates" free of charge to interested individuals and programs in the legal aid community. To subscribe, send a request with your name, e-mail address and program or organization to NLADA's Legal Aid News List.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) E-Mail List

CLASP Services memos offer periodic and comprehensive analyses and information on pending or proposed legislation affecting the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and its grantees, regulatory and policy developments, LSC Office of Inspector General Developments, and state planning and configuration. This subscription service is available only to NLADA civil program members who also subscribe to the CLASP Services memos. For more information, please contact NLADA's Communications Department.

Advocacy Funding Facts

As part of the Association's Advocacy Resource Project, NLADA produces an online newsletter alerting its members to federal funding opportunities. Through Advocacy Funding Fact$, NLADA also disseminates information regarding funding success stories. Topics discussed in recent issues have ranged from funding opportunities under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to Fair Housing Initiatives and other Department of Housing programs. This subscription service is available only to NLADA members. To subscribe, send a request with your name, e-mail address and program or organization to d.saunders.nlada.org.

Holistic and Collaborative Strategies E-mail List

The holistic and collaborative strategies e-mail list is sponsored by the Project for the Future of Equal Justice in conjunction with the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco. The purpose of the e-mail list is to provide a forum for exchanging ideas about holistic advocacy and collaborative service delivery. The subscribers to this list are a broad range of advocates who serve low-income clients including lawyers, social workers, health professionals, and others who work in variety of settings including legal aid programs, pro bono programs, social service agencies, and community-based organizations. To subscribe, send a request with your name, e-mail address, job responsibilities and organization to holisticstrategies-owner@yahoogroups.com

Litigation Directors E-mail List

The purpose of this list is to provide a forum for Litigation Directors, Advocacy Directors, and people serving that function in legal aid (both LSC funded and non-LSC funded) and related programs around the country. To date, more than 200 people from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are included and use the list to ask questions, share litigation, advocacy and supervision strategies, problems and ideas, and generally provoke discussion with your colleagues. To subscribe, go to http://nladalistserv.org/sub/ladc.

State Support E-mail list

The purpose of this e-mail list is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among people in the equal justice community working on state support and advocacy. To join this list, go to NLADA's State Support List Subscription.

National Support E-mail list

The purpose of this e-mail list is to facilitate communication among members of the national legal advocacy and support community. To join this list, go to NLADA's National Support List.

Technology in Legal Services (LS-TECH)

This list is intended to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among those working in technology in the poverty law community. The list was originally created by the Project for the Future of Equal Justice (a joint project of CLASP and NLADA) in 1999 to discuss any aspect of technology important to the poverty law community. The list is currently hosted and managed by The Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project. The list is intended for members and friends of the nonprofit poverty law community and therefore subscription requests are moderated. LStech gets an average of about 50 posts per month. To join or for more information, go to www.LSNTAP.org.

Public Defender and Indigent Defense E-Mail Lists

NLADA's Indigent Defense List

This is a general e-mail list run by NLADA for people interested in discussing indigent defense issues and obtaining updates on indigent defense issues. To subscribe, send a request with your name, e-mail address and program or organization to NLADA's Indigent Defense List.

American Counsel of Chief Defenders (ACCD)

The ACCD is a section of NLADA, open to chief public defenders and deputy chief public defenders of all types of indigent defense systems. The ACCD e-mail list is open to chiefs and deputies of Defender Program Members, Chief Defender Members and Individual Members who belong to the ACCD section. To subscribe, send a request with your name, e-mail address and program or organization to ACCD List.

Appellate Defenders Section

The NLADA Appellate Defenders Section e-mail list provides a forum for attorneys who handle criminal appeals to stay up-to-date on legal developments and obtain case-related assistance. Members of the Appellate Section may join the e-mail list by sending a request with your name, e-mail address and program or organization to Appellate Defender Section List.

Death Penalty Litigation Section

The Death Penaly Litigation Section e-mail list provides a forum for mitigation specialists, defense investigators, and defense attorneys who handle capital cases to stay up-to-date on legal developments and obtain case-related assistance. Members of the Death Penalty Litigation Section may join the e-mail list by sending a request with your name, e-mail address and program or organization to Death Penalty Section List.

National Alliance of Indigent Defense Educators Section

This e-mail list provides a forum for members of the National Alliance of Indigent Defense Educators (in short, NAIDE formerly known as NLADA Defender Trainers Section) to exchange information regarding the delivery of training for public defenders and professionals working on indigent defense issues. Members of the Defender Trainers Section may subscribe by sending a request with your name, e-mail address and program or organization to NAIDE Section List.

National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS)

The National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS) is a section of NLADA dedicated to the promotion of fair, humane and equitable sentencing and confinement decisions for all people in America. NASAMS is designed to advance the field of sentencing advocacy by fostering the professional development of its members and upholding the ethical standards of practice of the organization. New members of the National Alliance of Sentencing and Mitigation Specialists will automatically be added to the listserv and community forums run on BigTent.com. Current members who would like to join the BigTent community may subscribe by sending a request with your full name, e-mail address and contact information to Luli Buxton, the NASAMS listerv moderator.

For more information, go to Defender Sections.

To learn more about becoming a member of a defender section, contact NLADA\'s Member Services Department.