The New New Thing

October 23, 2017 - 4:06 pm
Statewide communications networks are the new new thing in spotlighting civil legal aid. Are you ready to work with Voices to create a JusticeVoices network in your state? At the 2017 NLADA Annual Conference in Washington DC, we will convene the first-ever gathering of state leaders to spotlight emerging models for strategy-setting, staffing and communications plans in several pioneering states.


Four years ago, Voices for Civil Justice was the new thing. Working with our nationwide JusticeVoices network of 1,200 advocates, we’ve generated a drumbeat of media coverage in top-tier national outlets about what civil legal aid is and why it matters.

Now there’s a new new thing: coordinated communications networks at the state level  – modeled on the national network that has worked so well for us. Civil justice leaders in several states are recognizing the value of working across program lines to build robust, statewide communications capacity to support funding and advocacy goals.

At Voices, we are eager for every state to have state-level counterparts to our national role and we are promoting and supporting their efforts. So, during the upcoming NLADA Annual Conference in Washington DC, we will convene the first-ever gathering of state leaders to spotlight emerging models for strategy-setting, staffing and communications plans in several pioneering states.

At this gathering, you’ll meet leaders who are coordinating statewide communications in their states and learn how communications infrastructure provides support for their funding and advocacy goals. And you’ll find out how Voices can assist you to create this essential capacity in your state.

This 90-minute session will follow a presentation about Voices’ latest round of opinion research by renowned pollster Celinda Lake at the Civil Caucus (conference plenary on Thursday morning, December 7). The session is scheduled for 2:15-3:45, Thursday, December 7, and will be listed in the conference program as The New New Thing: Strengthening Communications Capacity for Civil Legal Aid in Your State.

Please forward this post to others in your state who will attend the NLADA conference, and please drop a line to Martha (bergmark@voicesforciviljustice.org) to let us know in advance who from your state will attend the session and whether there are specific state funding or advocacy goals our communications support can help you achieve. We are eager to hear from you!


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