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NLADA is a leading voice for the equal justice community.  We focus on promoting excellence in civil legal aid and public defense, and we speak with the media and in other public settings to share our knowledge about the importance of proper legal representation for everyone in the United States.


Today President Joe Biden released his FY2021 budget, and it includes a number of proposals that would, if passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, meaningfully improve access to justice in the United States.

NLADA welcomes the President’s requests for $600 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), an increase of $135 million. This would be the largest increase in recent years to enable grantee organizations to aid many thousands more Americans. However, it would only begin to address the historical underfunding of civil legal aid, the consequences of which have been made plain by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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