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Basic Data Every Defender Program Needs to Track: A Toolkit for Defender Leaders

The Basic Data toolkit, released late in 2014, highlights the importance of data collection for defender offices.  It identifies key information for defender leaders to collect, tips on how to compile that material, and guidance on using it for self-evaluation and advocacy. Ultimately, better use of data can make defender programs stronger advocates for their clients.

The toolkit is targeted to managers of all types of indigent defense programs, including public defender offices, assigned counsel programs, and contract counsel programs. It recognizes that, because of the wide variety in size, resources and administrative capacity among defender organizations, there is no “one size fits all” strategy. Instead, the toolkit provides a range of strategies and options that offices can match to their situations.

2015 NLADA Exemplar Award Dinner

2015 NLADA Exemplar Dinner

John F. Schultz to Receive the 2015 NLADA Exemplar Award

Hewlett-Packard General Counsel to be honored this June in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. (January 22, 2015) - The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) is proud to announce John F. Schultz, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of the Hewlett-Packard Company, as the recipient of the 2015 Exemplar Award for his exceptional leadership in advancing the cause of legal representation for those unable to afford counsel. Schultz will receive the award at NLADA’s prestigious event, the Exemplar Award Dinner, to be held on Tuesday, June 23, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“NLADA leads the fight to provide equal access to justice for all Americans. The generous and committed support of the corporate counsel and private law firm community is a crucial part of progressing towards that goal,” said NLADA President and CEO Jo-Ann Wallace. “John Schultz is a guiding light in the legal profession, and we will celebrate his invaluable commitment and contributions to pro bono and public service at this year's Exemplar Award Dinner.”

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