Public defense leaders throughout America know that being the person in charge of a public defense system is a very lonely position. Here you will find a national network of leaders from all aspects and types of indigent defense systems, with whom you can share information about struggles and successes, learn what works and what should be discarded, exchange ideas and materials and resources, and among whom you will find the people who walk in your shoes daily.
NLADA Forum – When you Enter the NLADA Forum, you will find a national neighborhood of many Groups. You choose the Groups you wish to join, and each Group has a private place to discuss, share information, and ask questions at their leisure about common interests and concerns. Whether you are a board member, a Chief Public Defender, a trainer, a social worker, an investigator, a community organizer, a trial lawyer supervisor – whatever your role in public defense leadership, there is a Group for you; or start your own Group today!
NLADA Library – No matter what resource you are seeking, we think you will find it here – standards, implementation plans, models, theories, case studies, budget tools, communication tools, system evaluation reports, training materials, human resource management, and more – including videos, webcasts, podcasts, and written documents. If you need something, then Search the Library. If you have something that others could use, then Share a Document. And while this is a Public Library, if you wish to share an item only among the members of your Forum Group, you can do that too.
Ask a Question – We are here to help. If you are in a hurry, can’t find what you need elsewhere, or simply don’t know who to ask, then Ask a Question of NDLI Staff.
Zealous high-quality representation of each client is your core mission, your constitutional duty, and your personal desire. The Information Exchange will help you with leadership & management, so that they are not a distraction from and instead become the means to ensuring effective client-centered representation for all.