Addressing the training needs of equal justice advocates and staff at every level of the civil legal aid system is an NLADA priority. NLADA offers at least two national training conferences each year that support the legal aid community, as well as hosting regional opportunities and webinars.
Civil Conferences and Training
The Equal Justice Conference joins all components of the civil legal aid community to discuss and address issues related to the delivery of legal services to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance. Inspiring keynote speakers, multiple networking opportunities, more than 85 CLE sessions, and a wide selection of low or no cost preconference programs are just some reasons not to miss this year's Equal Justice Conference.
Each year NLADA hosts a dinner of more than 500 advocates of equal justice, public interest attorneys, private attorneys, and general counsel to honor and recognize champions of the justice community. In addition to the 2017 Exemplar Honoree, Max Laun, Arconic’s Vice President and General Counsel, two Kutak-Dodds prizes of $10,000 each will be awarded to a civil legal aid attorney and to a public defense attorney for their outstanding lifetime dedication in providing legal services to those in need.
The premier skills-building and knowledge-sharing event for the civil legal aid, public defense, and public interest law communities.