NLG Statement on the President’s Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization

Contact: communications@nlg.org In the long history of protest, governments have often sought to discredit political activists who challenge the status quo. President Donald Trump’s recent declaration, that “Antifa”—shorthand for “anti-fascist”—is a domestic terrorist organization, is no departure from this tradition. As protests continue to erupt around the country in response to the murder of George […]

NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide

Scroll down for additional links and resources. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org NOTE: As this press release was being published, we learned about James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black man, shot and killed during a protest last night in Omaha, NE by an alleged white supremacist yelling racial slurs. Support the Scurlock family at this GoFundMe […]

NLG in Solidarity with Minneapolis Following Police Killing of George Floyd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org MINNEAPOLIS—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is in active solidarity with the people of Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, by a Minneapolis Police Department officer on May 25. Thousands of people took to the streets in outrage and mourning in the first spontaneous, major protest […]

Member News Digest: Steven Donziger & #AntiChevronDay, Upcoming Webinars, Article on BDS Case, Propose Convention Programming

Browse previous news digests here 5/21/20 | The Intercept | Judge Rules That Attorney Steven Donziger Must Remain Under House Arrest Until September On #AntiChevronDay, The Intercept gives an update on the case of environmental attorney Steven Donziger, who represented Indigenous people in a decades long legal battle against Chevron. A federal judge has ruled […]

NLG & WPLC Joint Statement of Solidarity With Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Oglala Sioux Tribe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leoyla Cowboy Giron, Executive Director, WPLC / 805-699-1126 or organizer@waterprotectorlegal.org Natali Segovia, Chair, NLG Indigenous Peoples Rights Committee / 602-796-7034 or segovia.natali@gmail.com The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) stand in solidarity with the governments of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (the territorial government of Mnicoujou, Itazipco, […]

NLG Ends Frivolous Lawsuit Attacking its Commitment to BDS Movement

Contact: communications@nlg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK—Anti-Palestinian activist and serial litigant David Abrams has voluntarily agreed to dismiss a lawsuit against the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed after NLG refused to publish Abrams’ advertisement indicating that Gush Etzion is part of Israel. In fact, Gush Etzion is an illegal settlement on occupied Palestinian land in […]

New Jersey NLG Stands In Solidarity with #FreeThemAll #DetentionIsDeadly

Contact: Stanley Holdorf, Esq. / 833-654-7526, ext. 1. Allies everywhere can participate digitally in the 24-hour vigil at Elizabeth, New Jersey Detention Center that begins on Saturday, 5/16/2020  The Immigration Rights Committee and Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network of the Delaware-New Jersey National Lawyers Guild have endorsed the 24-hour vigil at the Elizabeth Detention Center that […]

2020 Resolutions and Elections

Deadline: June 30, 2020 As a democratic organization, the work and focus of the Guild is decided by our members. Each year at the convention, we hold plenaries in which members discuss programmatic priorities, often in the form of resolutions. We also update our governing documents, our bylaws and constitution, and elect new officers to […]

[WEBINAR] Fighting for Housing Justice: Movement Lawyers and Housing Activists on COVID-19 and the Urgent Struggle for Homes for All

[UPDATE] Watch the full recording of the webinar here, and watch additional NLG webinars here! Thursday, May 14 | 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT REGISTER ONLINE: bit.ly/NLGHousingWebinar From rent strikes to the occupation of vacant homes, from encampments self-organizing to provide mutual aid to growing demands to cancel rent and decommodify housing, movements […]

Member News Digest 5/8/20: Member News Digest:#MakeChevronCleanUp, Modernizing Ballot Initiatives, NPAP Victory, Upcoming Webinars

Browse previous news digests Apply for NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship by May 18! A reminder that the NLG Weinglass Fellowship deadline is May 18, 2020! For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, visit: www.nlg.org/2020-nlg-leonard-i-weinglass-memorial-fellowship/ Thanks to a generous bequest from the Weinglass estate, the NLG Foundation has established a fellowship for recent […]