2019 Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 9:30 am to Saturday, November 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Detroit, MI

The 2019 Annual Conference will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (400 Renaissance Drive), in Detroit, Michigan.  Reserve your room here by October 14 to get the special rate of $198 (plus taxes).

Call for Workshop Proposals Now Open!

We are accepting proposals for workshops until July 26. Click here to submit your proposal.

Awards Nominations Now Open!

Nominate a hero for one of the awards we'll present at our annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 8. Nominations are due on Friday, July 26. This year’s awards will include:

Charles Dorsey Award – for leadership in civil legal aid

Clara Shortridge Foltz Award – for outstanding achievements by public defender programs

Emery A. Brownell Award – for achievements by media outlets

Mary Ellen Hamilton Award – for clients and low-income community leaders

New Leaders in Advocacy Award – for rising attorneys in civil legal aid or indigent defense

Reginald Heber Smith Award – for dedicated service and outstanding achievements in civil legal aid or indigent defense

Click here to download the nomination form.

Click here for details about each award and instructions about the nomination process.

Who Is Eligible to Make Nominations and Receive Awards?

  • You, or the organization for which you work, must be an NLADA member to submit a nomination.
  • The following people may not submit nominations for and may not be nominated for any award. Current members of:
    • NLADA Board of Directors
    • NLADA Civil, Defender, or Client Councils
    • NLADA Conference Committee or its Subcommittee(s)
    • NLADA Staff


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