NLG Statement on Movement Legal Work, Collective Defense, and the Role of Law

Endorsed by the NLG National Executive Council and the NLG Mass Defense Committee The National Lawyers Guild has put into practice the principles of movement legal work since the organization was founded in 1937. More than 80 years later, NLG membership passed a resolution on Movement Lawyering and Collective Defense in 2021 to formally adopt […]

NLG Supports Akron’s Local Organizing Demands After Police Murder Jayland Walker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 11, 2022Contact: Director of Communicationscommunications@nlg.org(212) 679-5100, ext. 5 NEW YORK CITY, NY — On June 27, Akron, Ohio police murdered Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man and Akron resident. In the protests that followed, Akron police showed up in riot gear, tear gassing and arresting demonstrators. In the wake of yet another […]

NLG Condemns State Violence against Reproductive Justice Protest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 28, 2022 Contact: Director of Communicationscommunications@nlg.org(212) 679-5100, ext. 5 New York City, NY — Law enforcement forcibly detained and arrested protesters across the country and specifically targeted Legal Observers serving as trained witnesses of police conduct over the weekend at protests in Los Angeles and Phoenix. The NLG condemns police violence against […]

2022 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellow: Maggie Bott

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are excited to announce the recipient of the 2022 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Maggie Bott. Maggie is a member of the NLG Indiana Chapter and a recent graduate from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she was an active member in the school’s […]

Member Recap: May 2022

Welcome to NLG’s Member Recap, our monthly virtual newsletter to keep you up-to-date with the latest NLG National, Chapter, and Committee news, programs, and announcements! Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and Events Upcoming and Ongoing Campaigns Chapter and Committee Announcements Opportunities to Get Involved with NLG Committees [JUNE 8, 2022] Join MLTF in Planning a Webinar/CLE […]

Member Recap: June 2022

Welcome to NLG’s Member Recap, our monthly virtual newsletter to keep you up-to-date with the latest NLG National, Chapter, and Committee news, programs, and announcements! New Publications and Resources Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and Events Upcoming and Ongoing Campaigns Chapter, Committee, & National Announcements Opportunities to Get Involved with NLG Committees NLG’s Mass Incarceration Committee […]

2022 Resolutions, Amendments, and Elections

As a democratic organization, the work and focus of the NLG is decided by our members. Each year, we hold plenaries in which members discuss programmatic priorities, often in the form of resolutions. We also update our governing documents, our Bylaws and Constitution, and elect new officers to serve on the NLG National Executive Committee […]

NLG Statement Against Overturning Roe v. Wade and in Support of Comprehensive Reproductive Freedom

Since this statement was issued, SCOTUS overturned both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. This page will continue being updated with resources as the abortion access landscape changes. On Monday, May 2, a leaked draft opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization confirmed what many reproductive justice and human rights activists both […]

Becoming Abolitionists: NLG Reading Group Guide

Open the original list from Derecka Purnell and publisher by clicking here. As your chapters and committees get started on reading and engaging with Derecka Purnell’s Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom, please feel free to use these discussion questions to guide your conversations. In Becoming Abolitionists, Derecka Purnell shares her own […]