Scott Olsen

Oakland Pays $4.5M to Scott Olsen, Veteran Injured in Occupy Protest

The City of Oakland has agreed to pay $4.5m to Scott Olsen, a marine corps veteran who was critically injured by city police during Occupy demonstrations, his attorneys announced on Friday. NLG-SF President Rachel Lederman and Guild member Jim Chanin represented Olsen.

Stand Up for Debo Adegbile and Principled Legal Advocacy

The National Lawyers Guild and over a dozen bar associations and legal organizations have signed on to a letter to the 52 Senators who rejected Debo Adegbile as the head the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ. Other advocacy groups who would like to sign on should email

Chokwe Lumumba

Losing Chokwe Lumumba

We are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Chokwe Lumumba, who lived a genuinely revolutionary life, providing guidance to, and taking direction from, the poor, oppressed and disenfranchised.

Solitary confinement is torture. Statement to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

NLG Submits Testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Solitary Confinement

The NLG submitted testimony for the record of the second Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers.

Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

NLG Calls on President Obama to Protect Consumer Privacy Rights

On the two-year anniversary of the publication of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR), the National Lawyers Guild is one of 40 organizations urging Washington to protect privacy rights in the digital age.


Speaking Freely

The NLG's history now spans over three quarters of a century. To celebrate and to commemorate, the NLG National Office is proud to present Speaking Freely, a series of video interviews with Guild luminaries. Click here for the latest interviews.

You Have the Right to Remain Silent