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NLADA is a leading voice for the equal justice community.  We focus on promoting excellence in civil legal aid and public defense, and we speak with the media and in other public settings to share our knowledge about the importance of proper legal representation for everyone in the United States.


From Jo-Ann Wallace, President & CEO

We are in unprecedented times. Over the span of a few weeks, we have been faced with something many of us have never experienced. For the individuals represented by NLADA members, the COVID-19 pandemic is exponentially more threatening. At NLADA, we know that our members and community of civil, client and public defense advocates are among those serving others in times of crisis as well as calm.  

I want to reassure you that NLADA, like so many others, is keeping abreast of the evolving situation by monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and U.S. state and local health authorities for instruction and guidance. We will continue to monitor this changing situation and will be posting relevant updates on our website, These will include any adjustments to upcoming conferences, meetings or trainings that are postponed, rescheduled or cancelled. As the science on this pandemic evolves, our top priority is everyone’s health and safety, and our decisions will be guided by this priority.  

For the latest update and list of resources click here    

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