This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Ms. Rosalie M. Joy

National Legal Aid & Defender Association
VP, Defender Legal Services
Washington DC
Before joining NLADA, Rosalie Joy was a public defender for 29 years. She spent the last eight years as the interim director of the Atlanta Public Defender's Office, in Atlanta, Georgia. Rosalie is nationally recognized for her achievements in transforming the business model in Atlanta's lower court systems from an assembly line justice culture to a client-centered, best practices approach grounded in principles of holistic defense. She is a forward-thinking criminal defense attorney and systemic reform advocate that leverages her experience to support the growth and development of public defense systems throughout the nation. She received her J.D. from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, in Birmingham, Alabama.