NLADAâ€™s Annual Conference is the leading national training event of the year for the civil legal aid, indigent defense, and public interest law communities. The conference offers advocates the latest substantive information and professional skills they need to creatively and effectively meet the legal needs of low-income people, and provides unparalleled opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from across the country while fulfilling continuing legal education requirements. This yearâ€™s conference theme is:
This yearâ€™s Annual Conference theme is broad in scope however in todayâ€™s context we want our respondents to hone whatâ€ť delivering on the promiseâ€ť encompasses in their various offices, practices, and communities. Download the session conference themes here. The topic of the proposed workshop or presentation may address issues specific to one or more of the session tracks for the conference:
What follows is a summary of important information regarding the 2013 Annual Conference proposal process. Using our NLADA Online RFP Content Management System, we invite you to submit a proposal and bring impactful lessons learned and advanced thought to this yearâ€™s annual conference. As we embark on the West Coast of our great nation, Los Angeles, California known as â€śthe City of Angelsâ€ť provides the backdrop for a new era in legal services delivery. This request for proposal invites you to propose a session topic, a session design and the names of proposed presenters and serve as the session leader. You may also visit the Proposal Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.
The Annual Conference will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA from November 6 - 9, 2013.
Sessions selected through the RFP will be offered:
It shall be the responsibility of the lead presenter to ensure that all session and presenter information is entered correctly and in accordance with the RFP timeline (below). Failure to do so may result in the denial or cancellation of sessions.
All leaders of accepted sessions are also responsible for obtaining biographies and session materials from all presenters/panelists participating in their session and submit them to NLADA by Tuesday September 10th, 2013. Please note that if you are submitting multiple sessions which share presenters you will be required to re-enter presenter information for each individual session.
All Session leaders are required to provide NLADA with complete and final session and presenter information by Tuesday September 10th, 2013, and are required to pay the $300 conference presenter registration fee (if attending any session other than their own). Any faculty member wishing to receive a "Workshop Only Waiver" (only attending their session) is required to submit a request for a waiver to their staff liason in writing.
Recent Continuing Legal Education rules changes have placed an increased emphasis on the quality of written materials; as a result NLADA encourages session presenters to include materials that will be useful to attendees after the conference has concluded. Presenters are responsible for providing approximately 50 sets of each handout in advance of the conference. NLADA will neither assume responsibility for reproducing handouts nor pay for the reproduction of handouts. Presentations should include a discussion about the ethical issues inherent in the session topic. Guidelines for the preparation of handouts and an ethical issues checklist will be provided to those selected to present sessions. All materials must be copyright-approved for duplication. Please review NLADA's written materials recommendations for more information.
All training sessions must be 1.5 hours in duration.
NLADA will provide meeting space, publicity and session evaluation, as well as continuing legal education accreditation, processing and reporting. Although limited audiovisual equipment may be provided, NLADA is not able to provide lap tops onsite. Please note the following important deadlines:
**Please note that financial support from NLADA is not available to cover costs associated with transportation, lodging, meals, or other expenses. Session leaders, presenters and panelists must cover all expenses not described above unless they have received a waiver or travel assistance.