LegalAidResearch is an online database that hosts over 400 research publications that show how and why legal aid works.
The Project to Advance Civil Legal Aid Collaborations, an NLADA initiative, established this website to help civil legal aid programs and other equal justice advocates find federal funding to support their work. Learn more about this site and how you can use it.
LegalAidResearch gives readers have access to:
- Publications sourced from numerous organizations and journals in the US and internationally
- Works from hundreds of academics, attorneys, court officials and practitioners
- Scholarly research from universities, think tanks and governments
- Free download of many full text documents, and convenient links to others
- User-friendly browsing with advanced capability allowing for search by multiple categories, including by case type, who is served, how services are provided, geography and other topics
- Knowledgeable and active researchers working on specific matters
About the NLADA
National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), founded in 1911, is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel.
For 100 years, NLADA has pioneered access to justice at the national, state and local level through the creation of our public defender system, development of nationally applicable standards for legal representation, groundbreaking legal legislation and the creation of important institutions such as the Legal Services Corporation.
A big thank you to our funders and supporters!
NLADA wishes to thank the Public Welfare Foundation and the Kresge Foundation for their generous support for the establishment of this website. We also thank the Justice in Government Project at American University for their help in identifying research to include.
If you have any suggestions or comments about this website, email Casey Chiappetta, Senior Program Associate at [email protected]