Featured Events

2022 Virtual Annual Conference

We're excited to see you virtually in December! Registration is open. Register today.

2023 Appellate Defender Training Denver, Colorado

The 2023 National Appellate Defender Training (ADT) offers an intensive four-day learning experie

Kutak-Dodds Prizes Nomination Deadline

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Kutak-Dodds Prizes!

2022 Exemplar Awards Gala

Each year at our Exemplar Award Celebration, we honor members of the corporate and private bar and leaders in civil legal aid, public defense and policy – those people and organizations who reinforce why our work and advocacy are so vital to those who cannot otherwise afford counsel.

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NLADA Statement on the Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

“We are thrilled about the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Not only is she highly qualified as a jurist, but also as a former public defender she knows the courts’ critical role in protecting the constitutional rights of all people, including those who cannot afford a lawyer,” said NLADA President April Frazier Camara.

April Frazier Camara Selected as NLADA's New President

September 14, 2021 (Washington, DC) – The Board of Directors of the Na1onal Legal Aid & Defender Associa1on (NLADA) is pleased to announce that April Frazier Camara, Esq., will become NLADA President & CEO on November 1, 2021.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:00 pm to Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:30 pm

Join this webinar to learn about: types of legal services available to address sexual harassment in housing; the proper process of identifying and referring the crime; civil rights litigation on behalf of victims; and opportunities for collaboration among the Federal Government and those providing direct legal services for the victims.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:00 pm to Wednesday, March 14, 2018 4:00 pm

Traditionally, prosecutors and defenders are adversaries in the courtroom. In order to achieve the SJC goals of system-wide sustainable change, collaboration with all system actors is essential. However, broader criminal justice reform can often be difficult to achieve when dealing with traditionally opposing roles. Therefore, APA and NLADA have drafted a joint publication entitled “Beyond the Adversarial System: Achieving the Challenge,” which stems from our April 2017 joint meeting that brought together SJC prosecutors and defenders from four jurisdictions.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:00 pm to Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:30 pm

Join this webinar to learn about: types of legal services survivors of human trafficking need; how to identify when civil or criminal clients may be victims of trafficking; successful models for collaborating with law enforcement while maintaining a victim-centered approach; and opportunities for working with the Civil Rights Division to fight against human trafficking.

Exciting Leadership Changes at NLADA

Exciting Leadership Changes at NLADA

Today, we are excited to announce two new members of the NLADA leadership team.  Radhika Singh was recently promoted to the role of Vice-President of Civil Legal Services and Strategic Policy Initiatives after previously serving as Chief of Civil Legal Services at NLADA.  Alison Bloomquist will be joining NLADA on November 29 as Vice-President of Strategic Alliances and Innovation.  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 3:00 pm to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:30 pm

This webinar is part of a 5-part series and will showcase successful Defender/Civil program partnerships that are supported with Federal funds.