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February 28th, 2024

We live and breathe in acronym soup – DEI, DEIB, DEIA, JEDI, DEIBAA – but what do the words behind the letters mean?  And, what do they mean to your colleagues?

March 5th, 2024

Join NASAMS in conjunction with NLADA and the Mississippi Office of the State Public Defender in Biloxi, Mississippi for the 2024 Life in the Balance/Deep South Capital Defense Conference to develop and improve the skills and techniques needed to save lives in all phases of capital defense.

March 6th, 2024

Join us in Biloxi, Mississippi for the 2024 Life in the Balance/Deep South Capital Defense Conference to develop and improve the skills and techniques needed to save lives in all phases of capital defense.

March 15th, 2024

The Kutak Foundation values equity, diversity and inclusion and through this process seeks to develop a diverse pool of nominees and awardees.

March 21st, 2024

This NASAMS training event is held every Third Thursday of the month for one hour and is an opportunity for a more individualized coaching session with current and former members of the NASAMS Executive Committee.

April 18th, 2024

This NASAMS training event is held every Third Thursday of the month for one hour and is an opportunity for a more individualized coaching session with current and former members of the NASAMS Executive Committee.

April 23rd, 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

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.

June 6th, 2024

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) Exemplar Awards honored members of the corporate counsel or private law firm communities who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, vision, dedication and achievement in promoting and supporting equal justice. 

June 10th, 2024

This event brings together the Community Oriented Defender Network, the Black Public Defender Association, the American Council of Chief Defenders, and the National Association for Sentencing and Mitigation Specialists for three and a half days of innovative programming and workshops devoted to holistic, client centered advocacy.  

June 10th, 2024

NASAMS Fundamentals of Mitigation Certificate Program in conjunction with - National Legal Aid & Defenders Association - Holistic Defense & Leadership Conference NASAMS will hold its Mitigation Certificate Program in conjunction with the 2024 Holistic Defense Conference.

September 19th, 2024

NASAMS will hold its Virtual Mitigation Certificate Program.

November 13th, 2024

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.