Public Defender Events

Training is a key component of NLADA's mission to seek justice for all by providing high-quality, cost-efficient legal representation to low-income persons accused of crimes. An experienced and dynamic faculty, carefully selected for each program because of their professional expertise, conducts all of NLADA's trainings. Conferences offer innovations in technology and management techniques and strategies plus specific opportunities to sharpen trial, appellate, and training skills.

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Defender Conferences and Training

Mar
03
The NASAMS Fundamentals of Mitigation Certificate Program
Biloxi, Mississippi

The NASAMS Fundamentals of Mitigation Certificate Program will be held in conjunction with the 2020 Life in the Balance Conference

Mar
03
2020 Life in the Balance Conference
Biloxi, MS

Life in the Balance is a death penalty and juvenile life without parole training for attorneys and mitigation specialists. Co-Sponsored by: Mississippi Office of State Public Defender; In conjunction with The Deep South Capital Defense Conference; In affiliation with The National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists. Registration is now open. Learn more here.

Jun
01
2020 Holistic Defense & Leadership Conferences

This year's Holistic Defense & Leadership Conferences will be held at the Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. It will consist of three events: 1) The American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD) Summer Conference; 2) The Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Annual Conference; and 3) The Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference. Click here to learn more about the Holistic Defense & Leadership Conferences.

Nov
11
2020 National Farmworker Law Conference
Arlington, Virginia

The 2020 National Farmworker Law Conference (NFLC), co-hosted by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) and Farmworker Justice will take place in Arlington, Virginia. Learn more about NFLC.

Nov
11
2020 Annual Conference
Arlington, Virginia

This year's Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City (2799 Richmond Hwy), in Arlington, Virginia. Learn more about the 2020 Annual Conference!