has pioneered access to justice at the national, state and local levels through the creation of our public defender systems and other important institutions from The Sentencing Project to the Legal Services Corporation.
For the work of the NLADA
and the NAPD, see infra notes 12-13 and accompanying text.
organizations like the NLADA
have promulgated broadly applicable
guidelines require defense attorneys "to make sure
Copy #37 of the Discussion Draft is on file with the author, who as National Director of Defender Services of NLADA
participated in drafting the proposal.
(129) The NLADA
characterized this system as: [An] indigent defense [system] in Montana [of] a rugged individualism in which attorneys go it alone, without the funding, resources, training, supervision and oversight that other indigent defense providers and criminal defense attorneys consider essential to the provision of constitutionally adequate legal representation ....
With the CAREER Library, students and out-of-work attorneys have access to hundreds of thousands of possible job leads through such source as the Martindale-Hubbell Law Director; Legal Support Systems' Employer Director and Public Interest Employer Director; Federal Report's Federal Careers for Attorneys, Federal Law-Related Careers for Attorneys, and the 1992 Plum book, which lists law-related jobs available in the Clinton Administration; SPAN Publishing's National Directory of Law Enforcement Administrators and Agencies, and NLADA
's Directory of Legal Aid and Defender Offices.
As part of the Gideon Initiative launched by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in 2013 in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Gideon * (1) decision, American University (AU), in partnership with the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA
), launched the Right to Counsel/Ten Principles Technical Assistance Project designed to assist public defense providers to enhance their ability to adhere to the "Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System" (Ten Principles or Principles), articulated by the American Bar Association (ABA) over a decade ago.
National Legal Aid and Defenders Association (NLADA
) sent a letter to all of the parties I had contacted, dismissing my criticism for four reasons: the two mentioned above (case complexity and the number of matters), the percentage of LSC funding (which it claimed emphasized casework), and that some programs did not report all their casework to LSC because the corresponding clients did not meet LSC eligibility requirements.
We disseminated a survey through the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA
) leadership group.
This action follows a similar dismissal with prejudice of the 10-year litigation aimed at dismantling the Texas Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account program in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last November, according to NLADA
Regardless of whether the study was conducted by NLADA