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Conference Overview 

NLADA’s Litigation and Advocacy Leaders Conference brings together civil legal aid and civil rights practitioners of all levels from across the country to exchange ideas for — and successes in — advancing crucial litigation and strategic advocacy issues affecting low-income people and communities.

This year’s program is informed by insights from legal aid program directors, experienced and emerging advocacy leaders, past participants, past trainers and other experts. Programming is designed to provide exceptional flexibility, allowing participants to attend sessions in one particular substantive area or to examine a variety of issues. 

Who Should Attend? 

This conference is designed for those who help set and implement an advocacy agenda, as well as those taking on new leadership roles in their civil legal aid or civil rights organizations. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for emerging leaders and managing attorneys, in addition to experienced advocacy directors, senior litigators and policy analysts.


Litigation and Advocacy Leaders Conference goals include sharing information and brainstorming about the following issues:

  • Changing client needs, broad trends and their implications for the future

  • Cutting-edge advocacy strategies, including new models for collaboration and partnerships

  • Aggressive multi-forum advocacy in a changing legal services delivery system

  • Effective leadership and management of advocacy and training

This conference will also focus on networking and building communities at the national, regional and local levels, including reaching out to community-based organizations and civil rights groups. Participants will gain new perspectives, enhanced skills and renewed energy for aggressive representation of low-income clients.

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