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.
We need your support to help sustain our work in the streets and in the courtroom!
Any contributions you make to the NLG's Mass Defense Program will help us support activists against racist policing, defend First Amendment rights and provide us with the resources to respond to protests across the nation.
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.
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.