Military Law Task Force Responds to DoD Instruction on Extremism and Protest

The Military Law Task Force of the NLG has released the following statement about the Department of Defense’s Dec. 20 release of an updated instruction on extremism in the military: After months of delay and empty promises, the Department of Defense has finally adopted an expanded policy on extremist activity in the military. The Military Law […]

National Lawyers Guild and National Bail Fund Network Release Updated Legal Defense Fund Guide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the National Bail Fund Network (NBFN) have released an updated Legal Defense Fund Guide in response to increased community need for a comprehensive and accessible guide.  Our updated Best Practices for Establishing a Legal Defense Fund guide covers many infrastructure questions a new legal defense fund […]

Abolish the Police by Bart Everson

NLG Condemns the State’s Unwillingness to Disrupt White Supremacy; Looks Beyond the Justice System for Meaningful Change

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is outraged by the events taking place in the concurrent trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery. It is once again extremely clear that the state will maintain its investment in fascism, anti-Blackness, and white supremacy. As we mourn the loss of life and look for ways […]

#FreeJessica: National Lawyers Guild and Water Protector Legal Collective Submit Amicus Brief In 8th Circuit Court of Appeals In Support of Water Protector, Jessica Reznicek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2021 Image from Democracy Now! / @resistline3 Twitter #FreeJessica: National Lawyers Guild and Water Protector Legal Collective Submit Amicus Brief In 8th Circuit Court of Appeals In Support of Water Protector, Jessica Reznicek The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) have filed an amicus brief urging […]

NLG Condemns Abortion Bans, Looks Toward Community-Based Leadership and Paths Toward Liberation

Over the last couple of weeks, a piece of precedent-breaking legislation criminalizing abortion was passed in Texas and upheld by the Supreme Court. Another court case challenging anti-abortion legislation in Mississippi, Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs, is scheduled to take place before the United States Supreme Court in December of 2021. These decisions have […]

NLG Condemns Biden Administration’s Violent Deportation of Haitian Asylum Seekers

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) strongly denounces the Biden Administration’s racist brutality against Haitians at the U.S.-Mexico border and their mass expulsion and deportation, in violation of US law and of their internationally recognized rights to seek asylum. The NLG reiterates and supports the comprehensive statement from the Haiti Action Committee, and offers the following […]

Member Recap: September 10, 2021

Welcome to the Member Recap, where you can catch up on NLG news from the last two weeks. Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and Events National, Chapter, and Committee Statements and News NLG Partner Events NLG in the News

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Action Kit: Commemorating the Attica Prison Rebellion and Supporting Jailhouse Lawyers Speak’s Shut ’em Down Demonstrations

This upcoming Thursday, September 9th, marks 50 years since the Attica prison rebellion, a devastating event which became foundational to the modern anti-prison movement. Many NLG Chapters and Committees are hosting or supporting events in commemoration of the Attica rebellion. The NLG is also proud to be an endorser of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak‘s Shut ’em Down demonstrations. Keep […]

National Lawyers Guild 2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

Dear NLG Members and Supporters, Thank you so much for being a part of the NLG community! We’re here because of you and we are excited to share our just-released 2020 annual report so you can read more about the work we have accomplished together. Thanks to you, we coordinated legal support for more than 20,000 people […]