Member News Digest, Jan. 22, 2021

View this page on our website Here’s your round-up of all the NLG’s been up to these past couple weeks! Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Upcoming and Ongoing Events International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African […]

NLG Demands Immediate Structural Change in Wake of Impeachment and Attempted Coup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org Last week’s white supremacist coup attempt facilitated by law enforcement makes clear that the path forward requires a serious reckoning with the conditions that caused this moment. White supremacy, though mentioned in mainstream news media more frequently in the last year, is not remotely a new phenomenon—it was the ideology […]

Update on Accountability for Natasha Bannan’s Cultural Appropriation

Dear NLG Members,  Last week’s revelations of cultural appropriation by an NLG past president, Natasha Bannan, have elicited expressions of outrage, hurt, dismay, from Guild members as well from people across the country and the world. We share in that outrage and commit to taking the necessary steps to support the healing justice and accountability […]

Message to TUPOCC members regarding process of accountability for cultural appropriation

Dear TUPOCC members, This week’s public revelations of cultural appropriation by the Guild’s former president have elicited expressions of outrage, hurt, dismay, and more from people across the country and world, including Guild members and members of The United People of Color Caucus. Beyond the reactions to the abuse itself, some have raised questions and […]

A Letter to NLG Members [Updated]

Dear NLG Members, Some of you may have seen this story:https://www.prismreports.org/article/2021/1/7/the-national-lawyers-guilds-outgoing-latina-president-is-a-white-woman In October 2020, after getting word of Natasha’s identity misrepresentations, an independent group of BIPOC NLG members—both directly and indirectly harmed—formed to gather information and determine how to address this with intentionality. Last month, this group asked the Anti-Racism Committee (ARC)—a committee designed to […]

NLG Condemns Attempt by Fascist Mob Incited by Trump to Overturn Election, Complicity by Law Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) opposes today’s attempt to overturn the election, led by Trump loyalists and right-wing operatives in Washington, DC, in the strongest terms possible. Following a rally by Trump where he continued to falsely claim victory, a right-wing fascist mob stormed and occupied the U.S. Capitol Building […]

Member News Digest #11

Here’s your round-up of all the NLG’s been up to these past couple weeks! Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Resources, Projects, and Publications Alternatives to Policing Blog Series The NLG Review is in the process of releasing a 4-part blog series on abolition […]

Member News Digest 12/3: Webinars, Resources, and Committee Updates!

  Here’s your round-up of all the NLG’s been up to these past couple weeks! Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Upcoming Events NLG Chicago Virtual Celebration 2020 / Saturday, Dec. 5, 7 P.M. – 9 P.M. CST Presented by the NLG Chicago Chapter.  […]

Power to the People! NLG Responds to 2020 Presidential Election Results

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its  deep gratitude to the work of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color around the country who have led the way to the end of a fascist Trump presidency.  It is the hard work of community organizing—not any single politician, celebrity, or political party—that has led us to this […]