Newsletters and Updates

NLADA offers four electronic newsletters to keep members of the equal justice community current on important developments.


A monthly member-exclusive e-publication informing members of upcoming events and important issues that cut across the many areas of our members' interests.

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Interested in receiving Messenger? Contact [email protected].

Civil Update

Published to keep members in the know about the dynamic policy and civil legal aid landscape, NLADA Civil Update is a subscription-only publication of the Civil Legal Services division. It provides in-depth reporting and analyses of developments in the Congress, the Legal Services Corporation, grant opportunities, NLADA advocacy and other news affecting the delivery of civil legal services.

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For information about subscribing to Civil Update, contact m[email protected]

Client Update

Our Client Update is produced jointly by the Client Section and the National Association of Client Advocates. Published periodically throughout the year, this newsletter both highlights the work of clients in advancing justice and offers relevant news for clients and client advocates.

See the latest issue: Client Update - 2020 First Edition 

For information about receiving Client Update, contact [email protected].

Defender Update

Developed by Defender Legal Services, Defender Update features news-based pieces that respond to and provide information on events at NLADA and in the justice community, especially for those working in and with public defense delivery systems. 

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To sign-up to receive the NLADA Defender Update, email [email protected]