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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.


(Washington, DC) Jo-Ann Wallace, president & CEO of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) issued the following statement in response to the establishment of Juneteenth as a new federal holiday:

“NLADA applauds the passage of legislation to establish Juneteenth as a new federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the formal end of slavery in the United States.

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