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2021 NDLI: Virtual Nuts and Bolts: Leadership Reimagined Virtual

The National Defender Leadership Institute [NDLI] is an initiative of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), a non profit membership association dedicated to quality legal representation for those who cannot afford counsel. NDLI has three primary goals: 1) to provide cutting-edge management and leadership training programs for all public defense systems and leaders; 2) to build a national network of defender leaders; and 3) to support research and data collection that informs local, state, and national public policy debates. This training, networking and research to strengthen leadership will ensure that more public defense systems function efficiently and promote equal justice under the law. 

2021 National Farmworker Law Conference Nashville, Tennessee

The 2021 National Farmworker Law Conference will take place on November 9-11 in Nashville, Tennessee. ​Stay tuned for updates regarding this conference. 

2021 Annual Conference Nashville, Tennessee

The 2021 NLADA Annual Conference will take place November 10-13 in Nashville, Tennessee. Stay tuned for updates.

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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.

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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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.

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