NLG-NYC Parole Preparation Project Featured in The New Yorker

We’re thrilled that the Parole Preparation Project (PPP) of the NLG-NYC Chapter has been featured in The New Yorker! The article follows Richard Lloyd Dennis and his PPP volunteer team as he faces the Board of Parole for the 13th time. Lloyd, as he’s known by those close to him, is 68 years old and […]

NLG Students Stand Up For Reproductive Justice

By David Gespass, NLG Past President In 2019, a wave of anti-choice bills swept through state legislatures as anti-abortion politicians moved to restrict access to abortion across the country. After passing an organizational resolution opposing the criminalization of people’s reproductive lives in 2019, Guild members have organized to write and submit amicus briefs in states […]

NLG Statement on Coup in Bolivia

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) strongly condemns the military coup that took place in Bolivia on November 10, followed by the self-declared presidency of extreme right-wing Bolivian senator Jeanine Áñez, in violation of the Constitution of Bolivia. There is strong evidence that U.S. elected officials and agencies worked to foment this coup in the Plurinational […]

JOB OPENING: NLG Director of Mass Defense

The NLG is hiring a Director of Mass Defense! Please see the below job description, also available on Idealist, and circulate far and wide. The deadline for all applications is December 13, 2019. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: DIRECTOR OF MASS DEFENSE View on Idealist National Lawyers Guild (NLG) National Office New York, NY  About the National Lawyers […]

NLG Statement in Solidarity with the People of Chile

(En Español abajo) The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) of the United States expresses its solidarity with the Chilean people and strongly condemns the brutal repression with which the government of Chilean President Piñera is responding to the people’s demands for democracy and economic justice. We express our support for our sister organization, the Association of […]

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NLG Mass Defense Committee in Solidarity with Brigada Legal Solidaria 

The Mass Defense Committee (MDC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is proud to stand in solidarity with Brigada Legal Solidaria and to celebrate this inspiring group of lawyers and legal workers in Puerto Rico as they receive the NLG’s Arthur Kinoy Award at the 2019 #Law4thePeople Convention. Brigada Legal Solidaria was founded in 2017 […]

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 […]