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NLADA Highlights Public Defenders' Work Through Vidcast Interview Series
NLADA is one of the Strategic Allies of the Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) . Through our partnership, we are working to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.

In the past year, NLADA interviewed several defenders from the Challenge Network to learn about their work. The vidcasts not only display their deep knowledge of their craft, but also the passion and dedication they have to reducing mass incarceration.

This clip provides a glimpse into the work and the significance of collaboration among stakeholders. Click here to view the entire video.

Stay tuned for next month's release of another new vidcast about how jurisdictions are working to reduce jail populations. We know you will find this series interesting, informative and inspiring.
LSC 45 th Anniversary Luncheon Recap

LSC’s 45th Anniversary events included a luncheon, a forum on increasing access to justice and a reception at the Supreme Court. LSC highlighted the work of its Natural Disaster and Opioid Task Forces while, on another panel, business leaders explained the critical importance that access to justice has on creating a stable economy and society. Attendees also heard from House Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R- IN) and Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA) who discussed their work on LSC funding and access to justice. Justice Elena Kagan spoke about the progress our nation has made on justice issues while acknowledging the hard work that needs to continue.

Learn more about NLADA's LSC work here .
NLADA's Art Auction
for Justice

 NLADA's first art auction will take place during the Exemplar Awards Dinner on June 12. At the conclusion of this silent auction of donated justice-themed artwork, you will have the opportunity to take home a representation of your commitment to equal justice for all. L earn more about Will Livingston , the artist who created this piece while incarcerated, here
Extended deadline: 2019  Kutak-Dodds Prizes

NLADA grants the  Kutak-Dodds  awards annually at the  Exemplar Awards Dinner  to honor the accomplishments of one civil legal aid attorney and one public defender who, through the practice of law, are significantly contributing to the enhancement of human dignity and quality of life of those individuals who are unable to afford legal representation.  Each prize carries a cash award of $10,000.  Do you know someone that fits this criteria? Nominate them today! Click here to nominate .

Nominations are due April 19
Member Corner
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Sign up for membership before you register for the 2019 Equal Justice Conference , or the 2019 Holistic Defense & Leadership Conferences 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!