2016 Annual Conference

NLADA’s Annual Conference is the leading national training event of the year for the civil legal aid, indigent defense, and public interest law communities. The conference offers advocates the substantive information and professional skills they need to respond to the legal needs of low-income people, provides unparalleled opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from across the country, and helps fulfill continuing legal education requirements.

The 2016 Annual Conference located in Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 9-12, was a meeting of the minds during a crucial time in our work and in our nation. Opening ceremonies took place the morning after Election Day results were announced. Attendees were able to strategize and collaborate on next steps. Highlights included an inspirational address from Vanita Gupta, the Justice Department’s principal deputy assistant attorney general and head of the Civil Rights Division; a meeting of the members on race disparity led by Professor Carlton Waterhouse, Director, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law Program; and an opening plenary discussion with the Honorable Nancy H. Vaidik, chief judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals. 

To see what you missed, or to get reinspired by the events of the 2016 Annual Conference, please make use of this page to review highlights including: