Strands of Justice is a documentary film that explores the history of civil legal aid in the United States, rooting today's advocates in the significance of this work since its inception. The film is available to view at no cost to the broader NLADA community.

Click here to view a shareable trailer

The National Equal Justice Library (NEJL), housed at Georgetown University Law Center’s Law Library, is a repository of archival papers, oral histories, photos and memorabilia about the history of civil legal aid and indigent criminal defense in the United States. The NEJL was created to preserve the rich history of civil legal aid and public defense work in America, and it continues to be an invaluable resource to lawyers, client advocates, law students, researchers, journalists, and others interested in the delivery of legal services to the poor.

NEJL @ NLADA Advisory Council:

  • Judge Lora Livingston, co-chair
  • Jack Londen, co-chair
  • Jo-Ann Wallace, co-chair
  • Martha Bergmark
  • Katharina Hering
  • Alan Houseman
  • Justice Earl Johnson
  • Maria Soto

For more information about NEJL or if you are interested in learning more about NEJL @ NLADA, contact Maria Soto at [email protected].