Cuba Subcommittee

The NLG Cuba Subcommittee webpage has been moved to be part of the the NLG International Comittee website here; please find us there for curent information & updates.

The Cuba Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild has a history of both providing direct legal services related to U.S. travel to Cuba, and also doing education and organizational work in support of normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba. We invite all interested lawyers, legal workers, law students, and jail house lawyers to join in our work to the extent that they are able to do so.

In recent years, a major focus has been to support the immediate release for the Cuban 5, five Cuban nationals who have been imprisoned by the U.S. since September 1998, based on their efforts to try to monitor and deter terrorism organized in southern Florida against the people of Cuba and others who either visited Cuba or favored some kind of dialogue with the Cuban government.

The NLG Cuba SC operates a free email list serve, reporting and sharing news on US Cuba developments with a legal aspect. To subscribe, simply send an email to: nlgcuba-subscribe@topica.com.

We oppose the continued US economic blockade of Cuba, and work to both educate the people of the U.S. about its design and its far reaching effects, and to organize against these continuing extraterritorial restrictions on peaceful trade, which is widely viewed as a violation of both international law and of the domestic law of many nations.

Since the year 2000, the Cuba SC organized a national network of lawyers to provide legal advice and representation for U.S. travelers to Cuba, and we continue to advise U.S. nationals re their constitutional rights in that regard, and how to protect them -- although administrative enforcement against individual travelers virtually ceased in late 2006.

For more information please email Cuba SC Chair, Art Heitzer, at aheitzer@igc.org with "Cuba SC" in the subject line. Annual dues of $15 may be paid directly to Cuba Subcommittee, & mailed c/o Law Office of Arthur Heitzer, 633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1410, Milwaukee, WI 53203; or to the NLG national office with your NLG dues payment.