2018 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Micheli Quadros

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2018 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Micheli Quadros of the NLG Los Angeles Chapter! As the 2018 NLG Weinglass Fellow, Micheli will work with Angelenos Reunited, a project dedicated to reuniting American citizen-children from Los Angeles County with undocumented parents […]

The Intellectual Thinker: A Tribute to Lewis Myers, Jr.

By John C. Brittain Most of us know the late Lewis Myers, Jr. was a highly effective criminal defense lawyer, a progressive minded activist, a frequent traveler to foreign nations and a studious professor.  I share my close association with him as an astute intellectual. We met at Howard University in 1968, when Lew and […]

Exciting News About #Law4thePeople 2018!

The 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention is upon us! As we gear up for this fall, we’re thrilled to announce two very exciting pieces of news… The National Immigration Project of the NLG will receive the Law for the People Award and Kshama Sawant will be the Keynote Speaker! For 47 years, NIPNLG has worked to combat […]

Coalition of 40+ Rights Groups Call on DHS to Release Unredacted “Race Paper”

More than 40 racial justice and civil rights groups are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis to release the unredacted memo referred to in other DHS documents as the “Race Paper” and “Growing Frequency of Race-Related Domestic Terrorist Violence.” The memo recently came to light as the result […]

University of Chicago NLG Chapter Protests Trump’s Solicitor General

At the University of Chicago Law School, just months after the Edmund Burke debacle earlier this year, students members of the Federalist Society decided to honor Trump’s Solicitor General Noel Francisco. Francisco’s visit was following his cringe worthy oral arguments before the Supreme Court to defend the Muslim Ban. He struggled to indicate that Trump’s […]

NLG Denounces Civil Rights Violations Against Puerto Rican Activists and Human Rights Lawyers

May 10, 2018 Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President president@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins the Puerto Rican civil rights and legal communities in condemning the actions of law enforcement and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ), in response to their ongoing persecution and intimidation of human rights lawyers and activists. […]

NLG Environmental Justice Committee Condemns US Forest Service for Blocking Food and Water to Pipeline Protestor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: National Lawyers Guild Environmental Justice Committee (EJC) Alan Graf, National Lawyers Guild attorney and EJC member; Floyd, VA:  540-745-2519 Joel Richard Kupferman, NLG and EJC- Co-chair: 917-414-1983 The Environmental Justice Committee of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns the actions of the United States Forest Service in denying basic necessities to […]

Haitian Legal Organization & NLG Debut Country’s First Legal Observers at May Day Protests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Contact: Nicole Phillips, IJDH Staff Attorney – Nicole@ijdh.org Jeanne Mirer, NLG International Committee Co-Chair and IADL President– Jeanne@jmirerlaw.com King Downing, NLG Director of Mass Defense – king@nlg.org PORT-AU-PRINCE—On May 1, Haitian public interest law firm Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), sent its first group of trained legal observers to […]

NLG Foundation Heading to South Korea to Support Peace Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Contact: Daniel McGee, NLG Foundation Managing Director – nlgfoundation@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild Foundation is headed to Seoul, South Korea this week with a group of seven U.S. lawyers and legal workers who work on various human and civil rights issues. The delegation, sponsored by the International Committee of […]