Public Defender Events

Training is a key component of NLADA's mission to seek justice for all by providing high-quality, cost-efficient legal representation to low-income persons accused of crimes. An experienced and dynamic faculty, carefully selected for each program because of their professional expertise, conducts all of NLADA's trainings. Conferences offer innovations in technology and management techniques and strategies plus specific opportunities to sharpen trial, appellate, and training skills.

Defender Conferences and Training

September 26th, 2023

Explores strategies and best practices to ensure these organizations can adapt, continue their vital work, and serve their communities even during unexpected events.

September 28th, 2023

DEIB has become central to the work of the NLADA community, and the REI continues develop a space learning and community.

November 8th, 2023

The NLADA Annual Conference is the premier skills-building and knowledge-sharing event for the civil legal aid, public defense and public interest law communities.

April 22nd, 2024

SAVE THE DATE:The 2024 National Appellate Defender Training (ADT) offers an intensive four-day learning experience. ADT is designed specifically for attorneys who represent indigent defendants in criminal and delinquency appeals in the state and federal court systems.

May 9th, 2024

Save the Date: 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.