Podcast: Motion to Resist!


Motion to Resist! is a bimonthly podcast by the NLG featuring progressive legal analysis by lawyers, legal workers and students on the frontlines of our modern social justice movements. Now available on iTunes, Stitcher, and PodBean! Learn more.

You Have the Right to Remain Silent (English)

NLG Review: Vol. 73, No. 1 (Spring 2016)

The Color of Pain: Blacks and the U.S. Health Care System—Can the Affordable Care Act Help to Heal a History of Injustice? Part II | Watching the Watchers: Monitoring Police Performance as Public Servants | Ending the Unconstitutional Torture of Three-Drug Lethal Injections: A Rebuke of Glossip v. Gross | Book Review: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Motion To Resist! - A Podcast by the NLG

Motion to Resist! is a new podcast by the NLG featuring progressive legal analysis by lawyers, legal workers, and students on the frontlines of the modern social justice movements. Through original interviews, archival audio, and timely commentary on a diverse range of topics, Motion to Resist! seeks to demystify the legal system for activists, legal professionals, and the public alike.

NLGF 2016 Guild Grants Program

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation (NLGF) is pleased to announce the 2016 Guild Grants Program. The NLGF is soliciting grant proposals from NLG entities outside the National Office to support the educational and social justice goals of the Foundation, promote membership in the NLG, and strengthen programmatic work between Guild chapters, committees, and the National Office.

NLG Remembers Michael Ratner, Past President and Human Rights Crusader

It is with the greatest sadness that we share the news that our comrade, friend, and past NLG President Michael Ratner died yesterday afternoon at the age of 72. Michael was a true revolutionary lawyer. He embodied the spirit of the Guild’s founders who believed that the law could and must be used to protect those dissidents and revolutionaries most despised and persecuted by governments worldwide—including our own.

2016 #Law4thePeople Convention

The NLG's Annual #Law4ThePeople Convention will take place in New York City, Wednesday, August 3 - Sunday, August 7, 2016! Join hundreds of legal professionals, scholars and activists for five days of interactive CLEs, workshops, and panels by members of the oldest and most progressive public-interest bar association in the country!

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Speaking Freely

The NLG's history now spans over three quarters of a century. To celebrate and to commemorate, the NLG National Office is proud to present Speaking Freely, a series of video interviews with Guild luminaries. Click here for the latest interviews.