Press release

NLG Legal Observers® targeted by police in Arizona

July 28, 2010

Roxana Orell, a lawyer and executive officer with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), was arrested today in Phoenix while acting as an NLG Legal Observer®.

Groups Sue Virginia Prisons for Unconstitutional Banning of Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook

July 20, 2010

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) today filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Virginia challenging the Virginia Department of Corrections' (VDOC) decision to ban their joint publication, the Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook (JLH), from all Virginia prisons.

Peter Erlinder Released on Medical Bail; Rally Canceled

June 16, 2010

The National Lawyers Guild has been heartened to learn of the decision to grant our colleague and former president, Peter Erlinder, his “unconditional release” on medical grounds. He could be returning home as early as tomorrow to be reunited with his family. Under the circumstances, the rally originally scheduled for Friday, June 18 outside the United Nations has been canceled.

National Lawyers Guild Renews Call for Boycott of Israel in Wake of Flotilla Assault

May 30, 2010

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) renews its call for a complete boycott of Israel in light of the latest unjustified assault on peaceful humanitarian assistance to the residents of Gaza in which at least ten human rights workers were killed. The NLG has supported the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel for several years based on Israel’s ongoing violations of the rights of the Palestinian people.

NLG Demands Immediate Release of Attorney Peter Erlinder

May 27, 2010

Vigorous Legal Advocate Arrested in Rwanda

Philippine Elections Rife with Violence, Irregularities and Voting System Malfunctions

May 19, 2010

Seven members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) observed pre-electoral and election-day conditions during the Philippines’ historic election last week and found widespread irregularities, a high potential for fraud, voter machine breakdowns, military intimidation and a deadly gun battle inside the poll.

National Lawyers Guild Urges U.S. Media to Cease Misrepresentation of Cuba’s Human Rights Record

April 27, 2010

NLG Executive Director Heidi Boghosian said, “The National Lawyers Guild opposes infractions of human rights anywhere, but Cuban prison officials acted properly when Zapata decided to go on a hunger strike. We urge the media to turn its attention to real human rights violations and deadly foreign policies in this country and elsewhere.”

National Lawyers Guild Disturbed by Trend of Racist Legislation

April 26, 2010

The federal government should be acting quickly to shut down any law that criminalizes groups of people based on their race or nationality.

National Lawyers Guild Calls for Value Shift in Supreme Court Nomination

April 11, 2010

The NLG will not be satisfied with the nomination of a centrist, mainstream justice who will do little or nothing to reverse the routine elevation of corporate interests over individual rights.

National Lawyers Guild Initiates Campaign to Raise Awareness of the Attack on the Puerto Rican Bar Association

March 30, 2010

After conducting an onsite investigation of the Puerto Rican government's policies aimed at individuals who promote and defend fundamental human rights, the National Lawyers Guild will initiate an informational campaign to inform its U.S. colleagues about the situation there.