Media Advisory | 2019 NLADA Annual Conference: Innovative Justice

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Release Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

For Immediate Release

NLADA’s Annual Conference to Bring More than 750 Equal Justice Leaders Together in Detroit to Advance “Innovative Justice”

Opening Plenary to Feature U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, Former Mayor Dennis Archer and former Bahamian Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson

(Detroit, MI) The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) will hold its 2019 Annual Conference from Wednesday, November 6 to Saturday, November 9 in Detroit. The conference, which will be attended by more than 750 equal justice leaders from around the country at the Detroit Marriot Renaissance Center, is one of the premier national equal justice events of the year for civil legal aid, public defense, private pro bono, client and other justice providers.

The Opening Plenary on Thursday morning will feature remarks from former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, NLADA president and CEO Jo-Ann Wallace and former Bahamian Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson along with a keynote address from U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib.

The organization will also recognize leaders from the equal justice community around the country at its Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 8. This year’s honorees include Deborah Perluss, Alameda County Public Defender’s Office, Christine MacDonald, Soummer Crawford, Kevin De Liban and Wendy Glasbrenner.

The Opening Plenary and the Annual Awards Luncheon are open to media as are most sessions and workshops.

Event specifics

What: NLADA 2019 Annual Conference: Innovative Justice
Date: Wednesday, November 6 to Saturday, November 9
Location: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (400 Renaissance Drive)
Key Events: Opening Plenary, Thursday, November 7 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. 
Awards Luncheon, Friday, November 8 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.



For more information about the conference, key events or speakers, please visit or contact Sharon Singh at [email protected] or Twitter @nlada.