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Trainings from NLADA

Specific yet diverse trainings from NLADA inform, inspire, and empower a wide range of professionals to carry the torch of equal justice in communities nationwide. They provide opportunities for professional and leadership development, for developing substantive legal practice, for skills building, and for obtaining CLE credit. NLADA excels at offering innovative, interactive, faculty-intensive training programs and conferences.

Annual Conferences

There are no scheduled annual conferences.


Every year NLADA organizes two major conferences that bring together people from across the country to share expertise and find better ways to advance justice. Taking place each spring is Equal Justice Conference, which is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association; taking place each fall is NLADA Annual Conference.

2020 Appellate Defender Training - Almost Sold Out New Orleans, LA

The National Appellate Defender Training (ADT) offers an intensive, four-day learning experience designed specifically for attorneys who represent indigent defendants in criminal and delinquency appeals in the state and federal court systems. 

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. Stay tuned! The announcement of Early Bird Registration is coming soon!

Civil Training Opportunities

There are no scheduled civil training sessions.

Defender Training Opportunities

There are no scheduled defender training sessions.


NLADA hosts webinars that strengthen the work of the civil legal aid and public defender communities.

NLADA records the webinars we host so that people from across our community can take advantage of the ideas and expertise those sessions offer. Most be watched, along with other videos, on our YouTube channel; the sessions on budget advocacy organized in collaboration with American University are hosted on its site.

There are no upcoming webinars on the calendar. View all past webinars »