Why Donate?

For 75 years, the National Lawyers Guild has led the fight to protect the people’s rights. By helping the Guild, you directly aid our legal support in labor struggles, international rights monitoring, mass defense of political speech, rebuffing attacks on immigrants, women, people of color, LGBTQ persons, prisoners, and others facing government and institutional oppression. To learn more about the Guild’s work, see our history page.

Year-End Gifts

Want to make a year-end gift to the NLG? All donations made through this page are tax-deductible. All donations will be acknowledged by email. People who give $500 or more to the Foundation will be mailed a confirmation of their gift confirming its tax-deductible status. Questions? Call 212-679-5100 x12 or email

Haywood Burns Fellowships

For four decades the NLG has been funding the summer work of law students seeking to build their progressive lawyering skills. Fellows work with progressive firms and organizations, or on independent projects. Help us fund a Fellow!

Prison Law Project

The NLG’s Prison Law Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights distribute the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook, an invaluable resource for prisoners seeking to file a federal lawsuit challenging poor conditions in prison and abuse by staff.