Statement on Stop Cop City Burner Phone Evidence

February 12, 2024 The judge presiding over the trial of Ayla King in Fulton County, Georgia recently allowed the State’s arguments that use of a “burner” phone by an activist may be admissible as evidence of criminal intent. King is one of the 61 co-defendants charged with violating Georgia’s expansive RICO Act for opposing the […]

National Lawyers Guild Statement on the ICJ Order of Provisional Measures in South Africa’s Case Against Israel 

“Third States are now on notice of the existence of a serious risk of genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza. They must, therefore, also act independently and immediately to prevent genocide by Israel and to ensure that they are not themselves in violation of the Genocide Convention, including by aiding or assisting in the […]

NLG and NLG International Committee Say Hands Off Yemen!

National Lawyers Guild and National Lawyers Guild International Committee condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing of the country of Yemen by the United States and the United Kingdom. We call on states, human rights and legal organizations, and popular movements to Act Swiftly to pressure the U.S. to stop this Imperialist War. On […]

Statement on Texas Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

The Texas Supreme Court’s decision to deny Kate Cox the right to an abortion is a continued affront to the reproductive liberty of all women and birthing people in the state of Texas. We unequivocally denounce this ruling. While Texas has one of the harshest anti-abortion laws in the country, it carved out special medical […]

NLG Bay Area Chapter Supports Demonstrations Against APEC

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) is meeting in San Francisco on November 12-17 along with a parallel “CEO Summit” of major corporations, to establish “free trade” deals that prioritize profits over people’s needs, exploit workers, and destroy the earth. Attendees include President Biden, Philippines President Marcos Jr., India Prime Minister Modi, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, […]

NLG Statement of Solidarity with Block Cop City 

The movement against Cop City is gathering in Atlanta from November 6-13 for a Week of Action, culminating in a mass nonviolent direct action: Block Cop City. NLG continues to support the right of Atlantans to fight back against the imposition of this abhorrent project and the right of people from across the world to […]

NLG Students Speak Out in Support of Palestine

On October 7, the National Lawyers Guild re-affirmed our longstanding solidarity with the people of Palestine. The NLG’s International Committee immediately issued a statement based on the Guild’s past resolutions, stating, “The National Lawyers Guild emphasizes the legitimacy of the right of the Palestinian people to resist illegal military occupation, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, and […]

NLG Condemns Georgia Indictments of Stop Cop City Protesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Suzanne Adely, President of the National Lawyers Guild: September 5, 2023 NEW  YORK/ATLANTA – The National Lawyers Guild condemns in the strongest terms the state of Georgia’s indictments, announced today, Tuesday, September 5, against 61 people targeted for allegedly being part of the movement to #StopCopCity. These indictments, filed by Georgia […]

NLG Statement Condemning SCOTUS Attacks on Affirmative Action, Queer Rights

This week, the Supreme Court escalated ongoing attacks on marginalized people in its decisions on affirmative action, queer discrimination, and student loan forgiveness. All of these cases are part of a harrowing destruction of rights and protections championed by civil rights advocates for over more than 50 years. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is outraged […]

Honoring Karen Jo Koonan

On Monday, June 5, we said goodbye to the indomitable Karen Jo Koonan. The enormity of this loss weighs heavy on those in the National Lawyers Guild who knew her, who worked with her, and who loved her. As the first legal worker to serve as national NLG President, Karen Jo’s compassionate, bold leadership played […]