legal defense fund
since 1972, nasw's legal defense fund (ldf) has provided financial legal assistance and support for legal cases and issues of concern to nasw members and the social work profession. ldf supports educational projects and programs to improve the legal status and knowledge of the social work profession. ldf also supports precedent-setting lawsuits and makes available legal resources of interest to nasw members and social workers generally.
the work of the legal defense fund is financed principally by contributions from nasw members through the check-off box on the member dues renewal form. honorary contributions in recognition or remembrance of social workers are also accepted.