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Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and Chief Justice Bridget McCormack to Speak at
2019 Annual Conference
NLADA is happy to welcome two of our featured Annual Conference speakers:  former Mayor of Detroit and former ABA President Dennis Archer   and  Michigan Chief Justice Bridget McCormack. Please click here to learn more about these speakers.

Justice McCormack will be speaking at the Meeting of Members on Wednesday, November 6. Mayor Archer will deliver remarks at the Opening Plenary on Thursday, November 7.
The 2019 Annual Conference will be an incredible experience. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to hear from these incredible practitioners. Join us in Detroit from November 6 to November 9.
Just Released: NLADA's 2018 Impact Report
 NLADA is proud to share our new  2018 Impact Report , illustrating the work we undertook with our members and partners to increase access to counsel for those who need it in 2018.

A culmination of achievements and progress, this report showcases NLADA's efforts and achievements towards equal justice for everyone.

Experience our exciting year  here.
Legal Services Corporation
Proposed Rule Change

LSC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on August 12, with a suggested revision to portions of 45 CFR 1610. The revision does away with the long used terms of “Fund” and “Entity” restrictions, replacing those two with “Extended,” “Standard,” and “Limited” restrictions. Click here to read the NPRM.

NLADA will be submitting comments. If you have any questions about this or would like to learn more about our LSC work, click here
Rita Dixon of Greater Boston Legal Services Celebrates 90 years!

NLADA would like to join in the acknowledgement of Ms. Rita Dixon’s many accomplishments and thanking her for the tireless commitment to advocacy and the advancement of justice she has shown throughout her career and continues to honor today.

Achieving the Challenge Vidcast Series
In the past year, NLADA interviewed several chief defenders from the Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) Network  to learn about their work. These vidcasts not only display their deep knowledge of their craft, but also their passion and dedication towards reducing mass incarceration.

This month, we are releasing the final vidcast of our series. This interview with Ms. Keir Bradford Gray, Chief Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia and NLADA Board Member, provides another glimpse into the work and the significance of collaboration among SJC stakeholders.  Click here to view the entire video.
Sign up Now for
NLADA Webinars

Mark your calendars! NLADA has several webinars coming up this fall to help increase your expertise and knowledge:

  • September 18 @ 12 p.m.* - E-Incarceration
  • September 24 @ 1 p.m.* - Serving Veterans Series: Best Practices for Service Delivery
  • October 1 @ 3 p.m.* - Serving Veterans Series: Screening & Technology
  • October 2 @ 1:30 p.m.* - Addressing the Opioid Crisis Series: Research & Funding
  • October 24 @ 12 p.m.* - Leading on Racial Equity

* All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Upcoming NLADA Conferences
The   2019 Annual Conference   will take place November 6- 9   in  Detroit, MI. Click below to:
The  2020 National Appellate Defender Training   will take place  J anuary 16-20   in   New Orleans, LA. Click below to:
Member Corner

Members-only Conference Savings!
Sign up for membership  before you register for the  2019 Annual Conference , or the   2020 National Appellate Defender Training  and save  up to $125   on the non-member registration price -  plus  - get all of NLADA's other year-round member benefits.
Attending our conferences with your colleagues?  Your best value may be our  Program Memberships ,  which provide discounts and resources to your entire staff!
Questions about   membership ?   Contact   today!  Click here to become a member.