Annual Conferences

The NLADA Annual Conference is the premier skills-building and knowledge-sharing event for the civil legal aid, public defense, and public interest law communities. More than 700 equal justice advocates come together each year to participate in substantive workshops on topics critical to helping effectively meet the legal needs of low-income people.

The 2017 NLADA Annual Conference will take place December 6-9, 2017, in Washington, D.C., at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. More conference information will be posted here soon, but it's never too soon to reserve your room at the Renaissance hotel at our special conference rate of $229 single/double. Click here to reserve your room now.

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals

If you would like to propose a workshop for the 2017 NLADA Annual Conference, we are now accepting submissions. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 2, 2017. To submit a proposal, go to Click on "My Account" to log in if you have used our workshop proposal system in the past. If you are new to the system, click on "My Account" and then select the "Sign Up" tab to create an account. Be sure to read the Guidelines, Programming Area, Deadlines, and Selection Criteria pages before you start to submit a proposal. If you have problems or questions about the proposal website or process, please contact Brian Peterkin-Vertanesian.