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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.

2019 New Defender Leadership Institute Conference Memphis, Tennessee

This year, the National Defender Leadership Institute Conference: New Leadership 2.0, will be in

2019 Annual Conference Detroit, MI

The 2019 Annual Conference will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

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 »