Podcast: Motion to Resist!


Motion to Resist! is a bimonthly podcast by the NLG featuring progressive legal analysis by lawyers, legal workers and students on the frontlines of our modern social justice movements. Listen now!

You Have the Right to Remain Silent (English)

2016 #Law4thePeople Convention

The NLG's Annual #Law4ThePeople Convention will take place in New York City, Wednesday, August 3 - Sunday, August 7, 2016! Join hundreds of legal professionals, scholars and activists for five days of interactive CLEs, workshops, and panels by members of the oldest and most progressive public-interest bar association in the country!

Motion To Resist! - A Podcast by the NLG

Motion to Resist! is a new podcast by the NLG featuring progressive legal analysis by lawyers, legal workers, and students on the frontlines of the modern social justice movements. Through original interviews, archival audio, and timely commentary on a diverse range of topics, Motion to Resist! seeks to demystify the legal system for activists, legal professionals, and the public alike.

NLG Remembers Michael Ratner, Past President and Human Rights Crusader

It is with the greatest sadness that we share the news that our comrade, friend, and past NLG President Michael Ratner died yesterday afternoon at the age of 72. Michael was a true revolutionary lawyer. He embodied the spirit of the Guild’s founders who believed that the law could and must be used to protect those dissidents and revolutionaries most despised and persecuted by governments worldwide—including our own.

Your right to protest is under attack!

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Finding Irregularities, NLG Delegation Calls for Independent Investigation into the Murder of Honduran Activist, Berta Cáceres

The NLG denounces the March 2 killing of leading indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres and the investigation by Honduran authorities that followed. A March 8-15 NLG delegation to Honduras met with various Honduran and U.S. government officials, community members, and the Cáceres family to probe the circumstances surrounding her murder and the ensuing investigation. It issued its report today.

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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.