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Current Press Release(s)

OHIO PUBLIC DEFENDER TO TAKE OVER AS LEADER OF NATIONAL INDIGENT DEFENSE GROUP Timothy Young to be installed as Chair of American Council of Chief Defenders

September 05, 2012

Previous Press Releases

DOJ NEEDS TO CONSIDER ITS FULL IMPACT ON SYSTEM, SAY PUBLIC DEFENDERS AND PRIVATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

August 20, 2012

MARK F. HOULDIN JOINS NLADA AS DEFENDER COUNSEL Former Assistant Defender for Defender Association of Philadelphia

August 16, 2012

NLADA NAMES 2012 BEACON OF JUSTICE AWARDEES LAW FIRMS THAT HAVE INNOVATIVE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS THAT DELIVER JUSTICE FOR ALL

May 31, 2012

NLADA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS 2012 KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES Abigail Turner, Legal Aid Justice Center, VA and Kim Dvorchak, Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition to be Honored at NLADA Exemplar Award Dinner

April 27, 2012

CLOROX COMPANY’S LAURA STEIN TO BE HONORED WITH 2012 NLADA EXEMPLAR AWARD “Encouraging Corporations to be a Source of Pro Bono Services”

April 27, 2012

NLADA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGOUS 2011 KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES Sam Dalton of Louisiana and Wendy Pollack of Chicago to be Honored at NLADA Exemplar Award Dinner

September 27, 2011

MICROSOFT’S BRAD SMITH TO BE HONORED WITH 2011 NLADA EXEMPLAR AWARD

July 12, 2011

NLADA SHARPLY CRITICIZES DAMAGING CUTS PROPOSED FOR LEGAL AID FOR THE POOR

July 08, 2011

NLADA AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON PROPOSED CUTS TO LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION House Subcommittee Proposal Would Be Devastating at a Time When Poor People Need Access to Justice

July 07, 2011

BRUCE KUHLIK, MERCK EXECUTIVE VP & GENERAL COUNSEL, TO CHAIR NLADA CORPORATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE Solidifies Corporate America’s Commitment to Equal Justice

July 06, 2011

NLADA AVAILABLE FOR EXPERT COMMENTARY ON U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING Turner v Rogers Access to Counsel Decision

June 21, 2011

NATION'S CHIEF DEFENDERS CALL FOR IMPROVING PRETRIAL RELEASE American Council of Chief Defenders issues policy statement designed to reduce local government jail costs and focus on safety and flight risks

June 06, 2011

NLADA SAYS BUDGET DEAL COMES AT EXPENSE OF THE POOR WHO NEED LEGAL SERVICES

April 12, 2011

NLADA INSURANCE PROGRAM STRENGTHENS ITS COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE TO THE LEGAL SERVICES MARKET

March 30, 2011

KENTUCKY PUBLIC ADVOCATE TAKES OVER AS LEADER OF NATIONAL INDIGENT DEFENSE GROUP Ed Monahan installed as Chair of American Council of Chief Defenders

January 20, 2011

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN LEGAL SERVICES TO BESTOW PIERCE-HICKERSON AWARD AT NLADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA, GA "Dorothy Alther, California Indian Legal Services, to be honored"

October 20, 2010

FIVE EQUAL JUSTICE HEREOS TO RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS AT NLADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA, GA "2010 Awardees Honored for Contributions to Equal Justice"

October 18, 2010

NLADA NAMES 2010 BEACON OF JUSTICE AWARDEES - LAW FIRMS WHO HAVE PROVIDED SIGNIFICANT PRO BONO REPRESENTATION IN THE AREA OF IMMIGRATION LAW

September 20, 2010

NLADA HONORS JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS

August 05, 2010

NLADA TO HONOR NBC UNIVERSAL’S RICHARD COTTON WITH THE 2010 NLADA EXEMPLAR AWARD “Honored for his Extraordinary Contributions to Pro Bono Services”

July 14, 2010

TOM PEREZ, ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND PETER EDELMAN, PROFESSOR AT GEORGETOWN LAW SLATED TO KEYNOTE DURING THE NLADA SUBSTANTIVE LAW AND LITIGATION AND ADVOCACY DIRECTORS CONFERENCES July 21 – 24, 2010 – Chicago, IL

June 23, 2010

NLADA AND THE ROBERT J. KUTAK FOUNDATION NAME 2010 WINNERS OF ESTEEMED KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES Alan Alop of Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago Receives the Civil Award & J. McGregor Smyth of The Bronx Defenders Receives the Defender Award

May 25, 2010

NATIONAL LEGAL AID & DEFENDER ASSOCIATION WITHDRAWS FROM EQUAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE Immigration Law SB 1070 Violates Basic Precepts of Justice For All

May 06, 2010

EDWIN BURNETTE JOINS NLADA AS VICE PRESIDENT DEFENDER LEGAL SERVICES “Former Chief Attorney and Executive of the Law Office of the Cook County (IL) Public Defender”

February 08, 2010

IDAHO’S FAILING INDIGENT DEFENSE SYSTEM DETAILED IN NEW REPORT National Legal Aid & Defender Association releases “The Guarantee of Counsel: Advocacy & Due Process in Idaho’s Trial Courts”

January 27, 2010

NLADA DIRECTOR OF RACIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE, CAMILLE HOLMES WOOD, HONORED WITH EQUAL JUSTICE SOCIETY’S RACE CONSICOUSNESS IN THE LAW AWARD

December 11, 2009

THREE EQUAL JUSTICE HEROES TO RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS AT NLADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN DENVER, CO "2009 Awardees Include Legal Aid and Public Defender Attorneys"

October 05, 2009

ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER OUTLINES DOJ’S FIVE STEPS FOR IMPROVING INDIGENT DEFENSE IN ADDRESS TO NLADA’S AMERICAN COUNCIL OF CHIEF DEFENDERS AG touched on parity, standards and collaboration as necessary components for equal justice.

June 25, 2009

NLADA AND THE ROBERT J. KUTAK FOUNDATION NAME 2009 WINNERS OF ESTEEMED KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES Julie E. Levin Receives the Civil Award & Danalynn Recer the Defender Award

April 14, 2009

NLADA APPLAUDS SENATOR HARKIN’S INTRODUCTION OF CIVIL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT OF 2009 Legislation Seeks to Restore Legal Services Corporation’s Ability to Serve Low-Income People

March 26, 2009

NLADA’S DAVID CARROLL TO TESTIFY IN HISTORIC CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON TOPIC OF RIGHT TO COUNSEL CONGRESSIONAL HEARING TO FOCUS ON FAILINGS OF PUBLIC DEFENSE SYSTEMS, WITH EMPHISIS ON MICHIGAN, AS EXPOSED IN A RECENT NLADA REPORT

March 19, 2009

CONGRESS, PRESIDENT RENEW COMMITMENT TO EQUAL JUSTICE WITH $40 MILLION INCREASE FOR THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Though Still Far Short of Estimated Need-Based Funding Level, Increase is Largest in More Than 15 Years

March 12, 2009

NLADA APPLAUDS KNOX COUNTY'S DISTRICT PUBLIC DEFENDER STEPHENS FOR STANDING UP FOR RIGHTS OF CLIENTS

February 27, 2009

BILL PASSED BY GEORGIA SENATE THREATENS TO REMOVE INDEPENDENCE, BRING POLITICS INTO CONSTITUTIONAL PROMISE OF EQUAL JUSTICE

February 23, 2009

REP. ARTUR DAVIS, D-ALABAMA, SLATED TO KEYNOTE 2008 NLADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

November 06, 2008

FOUR EQUAL JUSTICE HEROES TO RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS AT NLADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC 2008 Awardees Include Legal Aid and Private Practice Attorneys

October 21, 2008

AFTER MONTHS OF WRANGLING, CONGRESS APPROVES, PRESIDENT SIGNS LAW SCHOOL LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE FOR LEGAL AID ATTORNEYS

August 14, 2008

CONGRESS OPENS THE WAY FOR TALENTED NEW ATTORNEYS TO REPRESENT INDIGENT CLIENTS WITH PASSAGE OF JOHN R. JUSTICE PROSECUTORS AND DEFENDERS INCENTIVE ACT

August 04, 2008

THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF CHIEF DEFENDERS PASSES RESOLUTION PROTESTING UNREASONABLY HIGH CASELOADS FACING KENTUCKY PUBLIC DEFENDERS

July 28, 2008

FORMER NLADA PRESIDENT, LSC BOARD MEMBER JUSTICE REVIOUS ORTIQUE DIES

June 25, 2008

NLADA NAMES LAW FIRMS PROVIDING PRO BONO REPRESENTATION TO PEOPLE ON DEATH ROW AS 2008 BEACON OF JUSTICE AWARDEES Fifteen law firms to receive honors at NLADA Exemplar Awards Dinner

June 06, 2008

NLADA AND THE ROBERT J. KUTAK FOUNDATION NAME 2008 WINNERS OF ESTEEMED KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES Charles Elsesser Receives the Civil Award & Eileen Hirsch the Defender Award

May 13, 2008

NLADA TO HONOR MERCK'S KENNETH FRAZIER WITH THE 2008 NLADA EXEMPLAR AWARD Honored for his Dedicated Service to Pro Bono

March 21, 2008

NLADA’S DIRECTOR OF CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES, DON SAUNDERS, TO BE HONORED FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO LEGAL AID BY CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES

October 18, 2007

U.S. CONGRESSMAN AND CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CHAIR MEL WATT SLATED TO KEYNOTE 2006 NLADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE “November 8 – 11, 2006 – Fostering Communities of Justice, Hope and Opportunity”

September 14, 2006

NLADA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGOUS 2006 KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES "Sharon Dietrich Receives the Civil Award & Melinda Pendergraph the Defender Award "

July 26, 2006

WILLIAM B. LYTTON, MARK J. MACDOUGALL NAMED 2006 EXEMPLAR AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR OUTSTANDING PRO BONO SERVICE

July 26, 2006

FAIR LEGAL RIGHTS FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE ATTRACT ADVOCATES TO 2006 EQUAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE “March 30 - April 1, 2006 – Commitment, Service and Empowerment: Let Justice Ring”

July 26, 2006

STEPHANIE ROBINSON OF THE JAMESTOWN PROJECT AT YALE TO KEYNOTE THE 2005 NLADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE November 16 – 19, 2005 -- Defining the Future: The Fundamental Value of Justice for All

November 03, 2005

MALCOLM YOUNG OF THE SENTENCING PROJECT AWARDED 2005 CHARLES DORSEY AWARD

October 24, 2005

LAURA TUGGLE NATIONALLY HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING WORK ON BEHALF OF LOW-INCOME TENANTS 2005 Reginald Heber Smith Award Winner

October 24, 2005

NLADA HONORS JOHNNIE MAE FLOURNOY WITH 2005 MARY ELLEN HAMILTON AWARD

October 24, 2005

NATIONAL LEGAL AID PARTNERS LAUNCH “KATRINA LEGAL AID RESOURCE CENTER”

September 26, 2005

NLADA ESTABLISHES “HELPING HANDS: THE EQUAL JUSTICE COLLEAGUES’ SUPPORT FUND”

September 16, 2005

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN APPEALS PROCESS Michigan Law Barring State-Paid Legal Help for Poor Defendants Struck Down

June 23, 2005

NEW STANDARD IS SET FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN MONTANA First of its kind legislation creates a statewide public defender system

June 09, 2005

NLADA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS 2005 KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES "William L. Grimm Receives the Civil Award & Brownlow M. Speer the Defender Award"

May 13, 2005

JEFFREY KINDLER OF PFIZER NAMED 2005 EXEMPLAR AWARD

May 11, 2005

NLADA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT & CEO “Jo-Ann Wallace Assumes Position Effective July 1”

April 13, 2005

U.S. SUPREME COURT ABOLISHES JUVENILE DEATH PENALTY “5-4 Majority Decision Handed Down in Roper v. Simmons”

March 02, 2005

FORMER ILLINOIS GOVERNOR RYAN TO KEYNOTE NLADA LIFE IN BALANCE CONFERENCE

February 17, 2005

NEW ABA REPORT SAYS NATION'S INDIGENT DEFENSE SYSTEMS "MIRED IN CRISIS" Country's Poorest Defendants At Risk of Wrongful Conviction

February 11, 2005

CATHERINE BEANE JOINS NLADA AS DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL DEFENDER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

January 25, 2005

NLADA WELCOMES U.S. SUPREME COURT'S RULING IN BOOKER AND FANFAN

January 19, 2005

DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR., RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR OUTSTANDING PRO BONO WORK ON BEHALF OF DEATH ROW INMATES " Named the 2004 Arthur von Briesen Award Winner"

November 05, 2004

GREGORY SCHELL NATIONALLY HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING WORK ON BEHALF OF MIGRANT FARMWORKERS "2004 Reginald Heber Smith Award Winner"

November 05, 2004

NLADA RECOGNIZES MARJORIE SHELVY FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO CIVIL LEGAL AID COMMUNITY "2004 Denison Ray Award Winner"

November 05, 2004

JOHN SLEDD RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR OUTSTANDING EFFORTS IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS " Named the 2004 Pierce-Hickerson Award Winner"

November 05, 2004

NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL TO EXAMINE SYSTEM OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR PEOPLE WHO CANNOT AFFORD IT Bipartisan Committee to Explore Ways to Provide Meaningful, Effective Counsel

June 22, 2004

NLADA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS 2004 KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES "William J. Brennan, Jr. Receives the Civil Award & Roberto Nájera the Defender Award "

May 14, 2004

NLADA SELECTS NEW DIRECTOR OF DEFENDER LEGAL SERVICES Shepard Assumes Position Effective June 1

April 23, 2004

NLADA STUDY PROVES LOUISIANA'S INDIGENT DEFENDER SYSTEM FAILS TO ENSURE JUSTICE

March 10, 2004

LOUISVILLE METRO PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE WINS THE 2003 CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ AWARD

October 31, 2003

NLADA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2003 REGINALD HEBER SMITH WARD "Los Angeles' Charles Gessler and Herbert Semmel Recognized as National Leaders"

October 27, 2003

LEGAL AID JUSTICE CENTER'S ALEX GULOTTA WINS 2003 CHARLES DORSEY AWARD

October 27, 2003

NLADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE COMMEMORATES THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF GIDEON V. WAINWRIGHT "United in the Promise of Justice"

September 17, 2003

STATEMENT OF CLINTON LYONS, PRESIDENT AND CEO, ON SUPREME COURT'S RULING IN WIGGINS V. SMITH, JUNE 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

THE HONORABLE RICHARD PAEZ TO PROVIDE KEYNOTE AT THE NLADA 2003 SUBSTANTIVE LAW CONFERENCE "Two Pre-conference Training Opportunities & Civil Rights Track Added"

June 18, 2003

NLADA ANNOUNCES 2003 WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES "Illinoisans Stephen Richards Receives Defender Award and Lois Wood the Civil Award"

May 01, 2003

NLADA 2003 NATIONAL EXEMPLAR AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED "Frank Moseley of Davis Polk & Wardwell and José de Lasa of Abbott Laboratories to be honored"

April 22, 2003

U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF LEGAL AID FOR LOW-INCOME PEOPLE "More than $160 Million Protected"

March 26, 2003

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER RECOGNIZED FOR OUSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING ON THE WASHINGTON STATE JUSTICE SYSTEM "2002 Emery A. Brownell Award Winner"

November 04, 2002

NLADA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2002 REGINALD HEBER SMITH AWARD "Webb Brewer of Tennessee and David Feige of New York Recognized for Outstanding Work"

October 29, 2002

LOCAL LAWYER RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY FOR OUTSTANDING PRO BONO WORK "Carl Quintal Named 2002 Arthur von Briesen Award Winner"

October 29, 2002

LEGENDARY ACTIVIST PETERSON ZAH WINNER OF THE NLADA 2002 PIERCE-HICKERSON AWARD

October 29, 2002

NLADA RECOGNIZES IRA NEWMAN FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO CIVIL LEGAL AID COMMUNITY "2002 Denison Ray Award Winner"

October 29, 2002

WISCONSIN STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER NICHOLAS CHIARKAS TO GIVE OPENING ADDRESS AT NLADA'S 2002 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 29, 2002

CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE GERALD TORRES TO PROVIDE KEYNOTE AT NLADA 2002 SUBSTANTIVE LAW CONFERENCE

June 27, 2002

NLADA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGOUS 2002 KUTAK-DODDS PRIZES "Harry Fulton Receives Defender Award and Fred Fuchs the Civil Award"

April 30, 2002

NLADA APPLAUDS THE ABA FOR PASSAGE OF THE "TEN PRINCIPLES OF A PUBLIC DEFENSE DELIVERY SYSTEM"

February 07, 2002

NLADA'S CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ AWARD GOES TO THE YOUTH ADVOCACY PROJECT

November 02, 2001

NLADA HONORS MARY ANN TALLY WITH THE REGINALD HEBER SMITH AWARD

November 02, 2001

NLADA ANNOUNCES EQUAL JUSTICE AWARDS WINNERS "Four Prestigious Awards to be Given in Miami"

November 02, 2001

NATION'S CHIEF DEFENDERS GIVE ROBERT F. KENNEDY AWARD TO FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO

November 02, 2001

NLADA HONORS EQUAL JUSTICE LEADER ROBERT SPANGENBERG WITH CHARLES DORSEY AWARD

November 02, 2001

NLADA HONORS GLADYS BARNES WITH MARY ELLEN HAMILTON AWARD

November 02, 2001

LAWYERS URGE 'EXTREME CAUTION' IN RESHAPING CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN RESPONSE TO TERRORIST ATTACKS

September 20, 2001