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National Legal Aid and Defender Association

Washington, D.C.



The association serves as the collective voice for the nation’s civil legal aid and public defender services and provides advocacy, training and technical assistance to its membership of legal professionals, institutions and the people they represent. A two-year field-building grant supports its collaborative work with the Department of Justice to increase access to civil legal aid for low-income individuals by integrating civil legal assistance into other federal programs and expanding funding.