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NLG Files Friend of the Court Support for Motion Requesting Rasmea Odeh’s Bond Pending Sentencing to Continue Social Work

The NLG has filed a motion to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case of Rasmea Odeh, to support the request by Rasmea Odeh’s attorneys that the Court reconsider its decision to deny her bond pending sentencing on March 12, 2015.

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The NLG Needs YOUR Help in Ferguson!

The people of Ferguson, MO and all of us interested in social justice are anxiously anticipating a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. The NLG calls on all lawyers, legal workers, and law students of conscience in anticipation of major protests in Ferguson.

Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins Today; NLG Members Represent Odeh

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Palestinian American community leader Rasmea Odeh, 67, for alleged immigration fraud. Since her arrest a year ago, the NLG has been working to free Odeh as part of the Rasmea Defense Committee, which maintains that the US government is using alleged immigration violations as a pretext for persecuting Odeh's Palestine activism.

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Ongoing Arrests of Legal Observers in Ferguson

At approximately 10:30 PM on August 21, St. Louis County Police arrested three National Lawyers Guild (NLG)-trained Legal Observers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to ICC Urging an Investigation into Potential War Crimes Committed by Israel and US in Gaza under “Operation Protective Edge”

The NLG other bar associations sent a letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging it to initiate an investigation of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity committed by Israeli leaders and aided and abetted by U.S. officials in Gaza.

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On the Ground in Ferguson

Since protests began in August, the NLG has trained 100 Legal Observers in Ferguson, MO. Please donate to support our efforts like those in Ferguson and elsewhere. 

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.