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Armenians crucified during genocide

Suffolk University: Partner in Armenian Genocide Denial?

Students at Suffolk University Law School are urging the school’s president to withdraw its invitation to Armenian genocide denier Abraham Foxman to speak at their commencement and receive an honorary degree. Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League director, drew harsh public criticism in 2007 for opposing a congressional resolution acknowledging the 1915 extermination of approximately 1.5 million Armenians.

Scott Olsen

Oakland Pays $4.5M to Scott Olsen, Veteran Injured in Occupy Protest

The City of Oakland has agreed to pay $4.5m to Scott Olsen, a marine corps veteran who was critically injured by city police during Occupy demonstrations, his attorneys announced on Friday. NLG-SF President Rachel Lederman and Guild member Jim Chanin represented Olsen.

Stand Up for Debo Adegbile and Principled Legal Advocacy

The National Lawyers Guild and over a dozen bar associations and legal organizations have signed on to a letter to the 52 Senators who rejected Debo Adegbile as the head the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ. Other advocacy groups who would like to sign on should email

Chokwe Lumumba

Losing Chokwe Lumumba

We are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Chokwe Lumumba, who lived a genuinely revolutionary life, providing guidance to, and taking direction from, the poor, oppressed and disenfranchised.

Solitary confinement is torture. Statement to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

NLG Submits Testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Solitary Confinement

The NLG submitted testimony for the record of the second Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers.


Legal Observer® Program

Guild member Steven Toff (left) serves as an NLG Legal Observer during October mass arrests at Occupy Boston.

The Legal Observer® program is designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional interference by police. Learn more here.

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.