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

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

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 virtual learning experience.  ADT is designed specifically for attorneys who represent indigent defendants