Featured Events

2021 National Farmworker Law Conference & New Advocates Pre-Conference Training Virtual

2021 Virtual New Advocates Pre-Conference Training happens on October 27-28, ahead of the The 2021 Virtual National Farmworker Law Conference, which will take place virtually on November 9-11.

2021 Annual Conference Virtual and Nashville, Tennessee

The 2021 NLADA Annual Conference will take place November 9-12 virtually and with some activities in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Fundamentals of Mitigation Certificate Program Virtual

Presented by the NLADA & the National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS), intensive training is offered to beginners and experienced professionals who want to refresh their mitigation skills.

2022 Appellate Defender Training

The 2022 National Appellate Defender Training (ADT) will be offered an intensive, four-day virtua

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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.

Jo-Ann Wallace to be New President of NLADA Insurance Program

Jo-Ann Wallace to Step Down from NLADA and Become President of NLADA’s Business Partner, the NLADA Insurance Program (Service Corporation)


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