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.

Defender Conferences and Training

2017 NASAMS Conference
Baltimore, MD

National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS) Conference will offer an opportunity for social workers and mitigation specialists who work on holistic defense teams to receive cutting edge training from experienced and nationally recognized experts. CEUs will be provided.

2017 Holistic Defense and Leadership Conferences
Baltimore, Maryland

This year, NLADA brings together defenders, social workers, and community activists for three days of training, networking, and strategizing at the Holistic Defense and Leadership Conferences. 

2017 COD Network Conference
Baltimore, MD

The Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference is the annual gathering of community defenders and activists that offers intensive training, networking, and unique learning opportunities a

2017 Exemplar Award Dinner
Washington, DC

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.

2017 Annual Conference
Washington, D.C., at the Renaissance Washington Downtown Hotel

The premier skills-building and knowledge-sharing event for the civil legal aid, public defense, and public interest law communities.