National Lawyers Guild Supports NoNewJails NYC Campaign

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is committed to building a world without incarceration. As prison abolitionists, we know that all jails and prisons are sites of violence that only serve to perpetuate white supremacy, social control and cycles of intergenerational trauma. In our ongoing work to dismantle those systems, we oppose any efforts that invest […]

NLG Supports Rep. Rashida Tlaib

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) fully supports NLG Michigan member, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. Rep. Tlaib has long worked tirelessly for tolerance and understanding across racial and ethnic lines. She was active in Take on Hate, ACCESS and the International Institute of Metro Detroit. As a member of the Michigan Legislature, board member and then Program […]

NLG Statement on the People’s Movement in Puerto Rico

Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) congratulates the people of Puerto Rico at this unprecedented moment in the nation’s history. The Puerto Rican people, led by its youth, are standing up for themselves with dignity. In an unstoppable demonstration of people power, they tossed out the political elite administrators of the colony, after not-so-secret […]

NLG Releases Report Documenting Human Rights Violations of Asylum Seekers at the Southern Border

NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has released the report, Stranded: Forced Migration, Illegal Barriers to Asylum, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Tijuana, documenting human rights abuses of migrants observed during a March 2019 NLG International Committee fact-finding delegation. The team traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California with the aim of investigating and […]

Announcing 2019 #Law4thePeople Keynote: Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson

We’re honored and thrilled to announce our #Law4thePeople Keynote Speaker, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Center!Register today for the #Law4thePeople Convention at early bird rates or show your support by becoming a sponsor! Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson is a 34 year old, Affrilachian (Black Appalachian), working class woman, born and raised in Southeast […]

Report: The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti

NLG San Francisco Bay Area president and NLG International Committee member Judith Mirkinson participated in an April fact-finding trip to Haiti on the Lasalin Massacre. The NLG and the Haiti Action Committee released the following report documenting their findings, The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti. “The Lasalin massacre was designed to […]

2019 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Michael Galvan

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2019 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Michael Galvan of the San Diego NLG Chapter! The Weinglass Fellowship is awarded annually to a NLG member and recent law school graduate. Fellows receive an award to spend 10 weeks working […]

[WEBINAR] Decriminalizing Sex Work: What, Why, and How to Get Involved

Tuesday, June 25 – 3 PM (ET) / Noon (PT) Register: bit.ly/DecrimSexWorkWebinar At last year’s #Law4thePeople Convention, NLG members voted to pass a resolution condemning the anti-sex worker legislation SESTA/FOSTA. During the process, we learned that many NLG members had questions about sex worker rights and impending legislation. Now that New York and Washington, DC […]

NLG Reiterates Support of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and Free Press

Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns the Trump administration’s indictment under the 1917 Espionage Act of WikiLeaks journalist Julian Assange, as well as the jailing of whistleblower Chelsea Manning for her refusal to testify before the WikiLeaks grand jury investigation. The NLG reiterates its support of these two whistleblowers, and demand that Assange’s […]

SIGN ON: Letter to U.S. Government Denouncing Attacks on Venezuelan Embassy

Sign on to the letter at bit.ly/VZembassy. Download the letter and see the full list of signatories here (list in formation). Full text of the letter is below. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo U.S. Special Representative to Venezuela Elliott Abrams U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Randolph D. Alles, Director […]