NLG Statement on Coup in Bolivia

PDF in English PDF en español 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 […]

JOB OPENING: NLG Director of Mass Defense

The NLG is hiring a Director of Mass Defense! Please see the below job description, also available as a PDF, and circulate far and wide. The deadline for all applications is November 30, 2019. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: DIRECTOR OF MASS DEFENSE National Lawyers Guild (NLG) National Office New York, NY  About the National Lawyers Guild: Our […]

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 […]

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 […]