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Show your support for the NLG with an ad in our annual Dinner Journal! Distributed at the Banquet of the #Law4thePeople Convention, placing an ad in the journal is a great way to congratulate our outstanding honorees publicize your firm or organization, or just share a message of your own!

You Have the Right to Remain Silent (English)

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!

2016 NLG Honorees

At every NLG #Law4thePeople Convention, we honor members and friends of the Guild whose exemplary work and activism capture the spirit of "law for the people," and speak to the Guild's philosophy of human rights over property interests. Please join us in celebrating this year's distinguished awardees!

Finding Irregularities, NLG Delegation Calls for Independent Investigation into the Murder of Honduran Activist, Berta Cáceres

The NLG denounces the March 2 killing of leading indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres and the investigation by Honduran authorities that followed. A March 8-15 NLG delegation to Honduras met with various Honduran and U.S. government officials, community members, and the Cáceres family to probe the circumstances surrounding her murder and the ensuing investigation. It issued its report today.

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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.