Webinars

NLADA hosts webinars that strengthen the work of the civil legal aid and public defender communities.

NLADA records the webinars we host so that people from across our community can take advantage of the ideas and expertise those sessions offer. Most can be watched, along with other videos, on our YouTube channel; the sessions on budget advocacy organized in collaboration with American University are hosted on its site.

2017 webinars


Jan
13
Civil Legal Aid, Indigent Defense and the Flexibility, Efficiency, and Modernization in Child Support Programs Final Regulation: What Practitioners Need to Know About the New Federal Child Support Regulation

This free webinar will feature Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner of the Office of Child Support Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and practitioners from the civil legal aid and indigent defense communities to discuss highlights and goals of the new regulation, and its impact on clients served by civil legal aid and public defenders. Join us on January 13 to learn what you and your program can do to assist your clients in child support establishment and enforcement proceedings.

2016 Webinars


Oct
27
Sex Offender Risk Assessments & What They Mean for Your Client

Watch this webinar, presented by NLADA's National Alliance for Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists, to learn how risk assessments may affect your clients accused of a sex-based crime and how to challenge risk assessments as part of client advocacy.

Oct
19
Your Clients' Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Will Expire: Legal Aid Can Help

Each year, millions of people who are ineligible for Social Security Numbers file federal tax returns using ITINs. This helps low-income people access critical supports such tax credits and exemptions, including the Child Tax Credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and an insurance-premium tax credit for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, or an exemption from the ACA's individual mandate. Use of an ITIN to file federal taxes returns can have a positive impact for immigrant taxpayers in other areas, as well.

Oct
05
Advocacy to Combat Inequitable and Unconstitutional Imposition and Enforcement of Court Fines and Fees

Court debt can draw people into and prolong involvement with the criminal justice system, and shuts off access to education, employment and so much more. This webinar features Lisa Foster, Director of the Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice, and representatives from legal aid and indigent defense to discuss what you and your program can do to support clients and pursue reforms that protect individuals’ constitutional rights and help break the cycles of recidivism and poverty perpetuated by inequitably imposed fines and fees, including how LSC-funded programs can engage in significant advocacy efforts while still complying with LSC restrictions.

Sep
27
Miller Time is Now: Preparing Powerful Narratives for Re-sentencing

The Supreme Court's decisions in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana have led sentencing advocates to develop new strategies for representing people previously sentenced as juveniles to life without parole. Learn about those strategies in this webinar from NLADA's National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Speciliasts. 

Sep
13
Analytics Capacity: A Self-Assessment Guide for Defenders

Defenders often ask how can data help their programs and what technology they need for analysis. A new toolkit will help defender managers identify their current level of technology and analytics capacity, and understand the potential for growth.

Aug
18
Webinar: A Graduate Student’s Guide to Getting Involved in Indigent Defense Research

Topics: an overview of the types of indigent defense service providers, how to identify and interact with faculty mentors and agency research partners, development of important and viable research questions, study protocol and data collection instrument design, issues with utilizing secondary data, and concerns with data confidentiality.

Mar
23
Webinar: Civil Rights Enforcement Actions to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Expert Panel from the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education to Discuss Civil Rights Enforcement Actions to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

2015 webinars


Jul
30
Right to Counsel Technical Assistance Project: Budget Advocacy in the 21st Century

Session three of this series details best practices in persuasive presentation to policymakers or potential funders.

May
20
The Travis County (TX) Managed Assigned Counsel Journey

Launched early in 2015, the Capital Area Private Defender Service is the managed assigned counsel system for Travis County, Texas, replacing an ad hoc assigned counsel system run by the judiciary.

Apr
30
Right to Counsel Technical Assistance Project: Budget Advocacy in the 21st Century

Session two of this series focuses on the data defenders should collect and analyze for the purposes of budget advocacy, especially in support of budget initiatives. 

Apr
15
Direct Funding Opportunity - Citizenship and Integration Grants

This webinar provides information for those interested in the federal Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, which in 2015 will provide $10 million for citizenship preparation programs.

Feb
11
Basic Strategies for Building Relationships & Aligning Missions for HRSA-Funded Health Centers

The second in a two-part series designed to advance civil legal aid partnerships with health centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Jan
29
Right to Counsel Technical Assistance Project: Budget Advocacy in the 21st Century

Session one of this series talks about cultivating relationships with likely and unlikely allies, both within and outside of the criminal justice system, in support of defender offices' budget initiatives.

2014 webinars


Dec
11
Improving Representation for Clients with Mental Disorders

Leaders in the field discuss better practices and innovative solutions for improving the representation of clients with mental health issues and their life outcomes.

Oct
30
Creating Partnerships with HRSA-funded Health Center

The first in a two-part series designed to advance civil legal aid partnerships with health centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.