This week’s resource is NLADA, National Legal Aid and Defender Association.  For anyone considering public interest, this is a resource to bookmark.   NLADA is the oldest and largest nonprofit association in the U.S. devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel.  Their slogan is Equal Justice – Of the People – For the People.

The website has a job board that can be searched by state and lists internships, jobs and fellowships.  Recent articles pertinet to public interest can be found on the site as well as a variety of printed resources.  The association also provides legislative and public policy advocacy in support of  legal aid and indigent defense.  Attorneys who choose to join the association have access to the NLADA insurance program’s professional liability products.

NLADA also sponsors trainings and conferences throughout the year.  This week, NLADA has teamed with the ABA to sponsor the Equal Justice Conference being held in St. Louis May 8th – 11th.  Two members of the Mizzou Law Career Development staff will be attending. 

Once finals are over, take time to check out the website and see all that NLADA offers.