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Train the Trainers: Creating Training Programs and Culture in Defender and Civil Organizations

NLADA & the National Alliance of Indigent Defense Educators (NAIDE), in collaboration with

2022 Equal Justice Conference Hilton Minneapolis | 1001 Marquette Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55403

The ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference is an annual gathering of legal services and pro bono advocates to share and learn about developments and innovations in providing legal services to low-income persons. 

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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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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.

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.  

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