At the 2012 Law for the People Convention in Pasadena, the National Executive Committee (the NLG’s board of directors) voted unanimously to adopt a sexual harassment complaint policy. The policy covers a range of forms of harassment, including but not limited to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual and/or coercive nature.
Earlier this year Vodak v. City of Chicago, a class action lawsuit resulting from false arrests at a 2003 anti-war protest, settled for $6.2 Million.
Continuing our 75th anniversary celebration, the latest issue of the NLG Review chronicles the lives and achievements of founding members including Charles Hamilton Houston, an architect of civil rights legal strategy and a mentor to Thurgood Marshall, Carol Weiss King, a powerful immigration lawyer whose clients included Harry Bridges, and Ferdinand Pecora, whose Great Depression push
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will be providing legal support to protesters throughout the course of the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Undoubtedly the most visible part of this effort will be our teams of trained Legal Observers® (LOs), who will attend demonstrations across Tampa and Charlotte carrying notebooks and sporting bright green caps.
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On a solemn day, the National Lawyers Guild seeks justice for Agent Orange victims
National Lawyers Guild helps Muslims navigate climate of fear
National Lawyers Guild Delegation Returns from Egypt With Evidence of Systematic Human Rights Abuses, Calls for Transparency and Accountability from U.S. Government
Monday, June 18, on behalf of the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, member attorney Jan Susler presented at the United Nations Decolonization Committee Hearings on Puerto Rico.
Although the imminent threat of death for Palestinian hunger strikers has apparently been averted as the strikers have won concessions from Israeli authorities to improve their conditions, the National Lawyers Guild continues to express its grave concern over the issues that caused those approximately 2000 Palestinian prisoners to put their lives on the line.