Corporate Advisory Committee

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Demonstrate your commitment to equal justice by joining NLADA’s Corporate Advisory Committee (CAC).  The CAC identifies ways to facilitate greater pro bono support for civil legal aid programs across the country. In addition, the CAC assists in formulating national strategies for generating public and political support for federal funding of legal services and bolstering the resource development initiatives of NLADA. 

Joining NLADA as a CAC member provides you with a unique opportunity to strengthen your understanding of the issues and trends facing our nation’s civil legal aid and public defense systems, engage on substantive issues that are relevant to your company, and build lasting relationships with equal justice advocates and clients, as well as with your peers in the business community.

Learn more about the CAC with this new brochure.

The CAC was founded in 1992 under the leadership of former NLADA Board Member Jack Martin, Ford Motor Company vice president and general counsel. It institutionalizes Corporate America’s dedication to the principle of equal justice under the law and to explore the ways in which the corporate sector can help to ensure the availability of legal representation to low-income people in our nation. 

For more information, please contact Chelsey Gibson, Major Gifts Officer, [email protected] or 202.452.0620x259.                            


  • Engage with other corporate and community leaders at VIP networking events and meetings, including an exclusive panel discussion held in conjunction with the annual NLADA Exemplar Award Dinner.
  • Receive assistance on creating, expanding and improving pro bono initiatives. This includes connecting you with local civil legal aid or public defender offices.
  • Obtain the opportunity to purchase exclusive professional liability insurance to safeguard your pro bono activities.
  • Learn about important news, policies and trends through a quarterly teleconference led by NLADA’s President & CEO Jo-Ann Wallace.
  • Receive one complimentary conference registration to any NLADA training event or conference during the year and register additional attendees at the lowest member rate. This includes the Equal Justice Conference and the Annual Conference.
  • Gain access to thoughtful initiatives such as Public-Private Action (PPA) and have a direct impact on topics such as funding for legal services.
  • Stay current on latest information, research, and best practices concerning the legal aid and public defense communities through publications and e-newsletters.
  • Broaden visibility for your pro bono work through recognition on NLADA’s website and social media channels.


John F. Schultz, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Hewlett-Packard Company

Previous CAC chairs include:

Bruce Kuhlik, Merck & Co., Inc.; Timothy Mayopoulos, Fannie Mae; Kenneth Frazier, Merck & Co., Inc.; Catherine Lamboley, Shell Oil Company; Thomas Gottschalk, General Motors; Andrew Hendry, Proctor & Gamble; and Jack Martin, Ford Motor Company.


Directly support NLADA’s advocacy, training and technical assistance work across the country through the annual membership contribution of $5,500.