Decriminalizing Our Reproductive Lives: How Lawyers Can Promote Reproductive Justice and Serve Our Communities [WEBINAR/CLE]

Friday, May 26 at 3 PM EST/ Noon PST | Register now! Space is limited. 1 hour California MCLE credit pending Join us for this FREE webinar on reproductive justice with speakers from If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, the Self-Induced Abortion (SIA) Legal Team, and the National Lawyers Guild! Session Description Criminalization affects our reproductive […]

Chokwe Antar Lumumba Wins Democratic Primary for Mayor of Jackson, MS in Victory for Progressive Movement

By John Royal, NLG Detroit/Michigan Chapter President In a stunning rebuke to the conservative Democratic Party of Mississippi; to the reactionary Republican Party of Mississippi; to the national right-wing trend; and to the election and  policies of Donald Trump; the people of Jackson, MS have risen up and overwhelming selected Chokwe Antar Lumumba the nominee […]

NLG Denounces Politically Motivated Superseding Indictment in DC Inauguration Felony Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2017 Contact: Jude Ortiz, NLG Mass Defense Committee Chair 612-466-0770 | jude.ortiz@riseup.net NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) decries US Attorney Channing Phillips’ recently filed superseding indictment against hundreds of people indiscriminately rounded up and arrested on President Trump’s inauguration date, January 20. After the Washington, DC police “kettled” protesters, […]

NLG Prepares Mass Defense Legal Support Ahead of May Day Protests

Contact: King Downing, NLG Mass Defense Director 212-679-5100, ext. 14 | massdef@nlg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2017 The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is preparing legal support for activists and organizations planning protests on International Workers Day May 1st, or May Day.  Local NLG chapters are holding “know your rights” and Legal Observer trainings ahead […]

April 27: Call for Lawyers/Legal Workers/Law Students in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners – One Day Hunger Strike

On April 27, 2017, join the National Lawyers Guild for a day of legal solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. Originally posted to: http://www.nlginternational.org/2017/04/april-27-call-for-lawyerslegal-workerslaw-students-in-solidarity-with-palestinian-prisoners-one-day-hunger-strike/ Over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners have launched a hunger strike for their basic human rights. Their demands include the right to receive family visits without denial; appropriate medical care […]

Legal Observers’ testimony opposing confirmation of Peter Newsham as DC Police Chief

Three individuals who were arrested while serving as NLG Legal Observers during the #J20 protests on Inauguration Day submitted this testimony to the DC City Council in opposition to Peter Newsham (currently Interim Police Chief) being confirmed as the permanent Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief of Police, citing: “His disrespect for First Amendment rights as […]

The Case of Lynne Stewart

The Case of Lynne Stewart: A Justice Department Attack on the Bill of Rights (National Lawyers Guild: 2005) Download the PDF file .

WPLC: Federal Subpoena Dropped Against Grand Jury Resister Steve Martinez

A federal grand jury subpoena issued to Water Protector Steve Martinez was withdrawn yesterday, without warning or explanation. Mr. Martinez had been summoned to appear on Wednesday March 1, as a witness before a grand jury in Bismarck, ND. The putative subject of the investigation is the November 20 incident on Backwater Bridge, and in […]

WEBINAR: Digital Security & Technology Best Practices

Thursday, March 2, 8 PM EST – REGISTER TODAY! Trump has made clear that he will prioritize empowering law enforcement during his presidency, and we know that includes increased surveillance. This webinar, a joint project of the NLG and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) will focus on digital security and best practices around technology. We will talk […]

Happy Birthday, NLG! #NLG80

On February 20th, 1937, the National Lawyers Guild was born. At its founding convention, more than 600 legal professionals from across the country gathered to create the first racially integrated national bar association in the United States, that declared the organization’s mission as “…in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred […]