NLADA promulgates standards for quality indigent defense representation. Defenders use these standards to improve their own representation; policymakers use them to determine how to allocate criminal justice resources; and researchers use them to measure the quality and impact of defenders’ work.
The "black letter" text of standards is available for free on our website, at the links below. NLADA members have access to the full versions of standards, including commentary, related standards, and legal sources. Printed versions of standards are also available in our store.
Members also have access to these standards-based documents: