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NLADA Raises $1 Million at Celebration of Equal Justice

NLADA celebrated the achievements of equal justice champions from the corporate, private, and public interest law arenas with close to five hundred guests at the 2015 Exemplar Award Dinner on June 23, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The outstanding commitment of NLADA’s sponsors, which include many of America’s top law firms and corporations, raised more than $1 million in support of the organization and its mission.

Jo-Ann Wallace, president and CEO of NLADA, stated, “I am so proud that the leaders of America’s legal community have once again rallied behind the cause of equal justice and I offer my deepest gratitude for their generosity. These funds will seriously impact NLADA’s ability to deliver innovative, high quality training and technical assistance to legal aid and public defense practitioners nationwide, help build effective networks, prepare the next generation of leaders, and fuel robust energetic advocacy on relevant issues."

Senator Booker Honored at Leadership Appreciation Luncheon

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey received the Justice Through Government Service Award on June 24 at the NLADA Leadership Appreciation Luncheon. The award recognizes his key role in reforming the country’s criminal justice system and his promotion of public policies that benefit underserved populations throughout the nation.

A short introductory video helped define the landscape that Sen. Booker is reshaping. In it, he outlined the “jagged disparities” in the treatment of blacks and whites, and how those differences -- in sentencing for a single teenage offense, for example -- can damage a life for decades in crucial aspects of life such as education, housing, and employment.

Lead a Workshop at the 2015 NLADA Annual Conference

Session participant at 2014 NLADA Annual ConferenceNLADA’s 2015 Annual Conference – “Advancing Justice Together” – is the leading national training event of the year for the civil legal aid, indigent defense, and public interest law communities. Taking place November 4 through 7 at the Sheraton New Orleans, the conference will offer advocates substantive information and professional skills training, recognition of excellence among our peers, and a unique networking opportunity. 

Share your expertise with the equal justice community by submitting a proposal now to lead a workshop. The deadline is July 17.

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