NLG Condemns State Repression against Atlanta Solidarity Fund Activists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: press@nlg.orgMay 31, 2023 On the morning of Wednesday, May 31, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and Atlanta Police Department (APD) raided the homes of and arrested three activists with the Atlanta Solidarity Fund. These arrests are a clear attempt to silence protest and sever activists from legal counsel and community support. […]

NLG Statement of Solidarity with and Support for Ongoing Protests in Akron, Ohio

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) honors the work of and stands in solidarity with the #JusticeforJayland movement in Akron, Ohio. In recent weeks, the State has waged an assault on protesters demanding accountability in the yearlong legal aftermath of the police murder of Jayland Walker in 2022. As a human rights organization with more than […]

NLG Letter to UNC Emergency Evaluation and Action Committee

In a letter to the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chancellor, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) objects to the UNC administration decision to bring disciplinary action against law student Jamie Marsicano, who was arrested as part of a mass sweep of attendees at a #StopCopCity solidarity event. Joined by over 1,100 legal professionals, law students […]

2023 NLG Resolutions, Amendments, and Elections

As a democratic organization, the work and focus of the Guild 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, HRW, and 40+ Human and Environmental Rights Organizations Condemn the State Repression Against Cop City Protesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2023Contact: Director of 679-5100, ext. 5 New York, NY — On Monday, April 10, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Human Rights Watch, Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR), and more than 40 other human and environmental rights organizations co-issued a statement condemning the prosecution of activists and forest defenders in […]

Keep fighting to #StopCopCity

As our allies in Atlanta keep fighting for community safety, we urge you to continue supporting their struggle to halt the construction of Cop City, a police training facility that threatens large swaths of the Weelaunee Forest and would massively expand militarized policing in Atlanta and elsewhere. At critical moments such as this one, it’s […]

NLG Book Club: No More Police by Mariame Kaba and Andrea Ritchie

In 2023, NLG is reading No More Police in an effort to continue expanding our abolitionist principle and praxis. Join us as we learn and grow together! We encourage NLG Chapters, Committees, unofficial friend groups, individual members, and everyone we know to read, gather, and discuss No More Police and the world it boldly imagines. […]

We’re Hiring! Operations and Finance Director

Position Description: The Operations and Finance Director (OFD) is a full-time staff member of the NLG National Office (NO). The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.  The OFD works closely with the Executive Director to oversee the full range of operations and […]

NLG Condemns Atlanta Arrests on March 5

Law enforcement detained at least 35 people in Atlanta on Sunday, March 5, at a solidarity music festival over a mile away from the Cop City construction site. Among those arrested was an NLG Legal Observer. All of these arrests are part of ongoing state repression and violence against racial and environmental justice protesters, who […]

We’re Hiring: Interim Executive Director

About the Interim Executive Director Are you a National Lawyers Guild member with strong managerial and interpersonal skills, and a  commitment to guiding the Guild toward a strong future? The National Lawyers Guild (NLG / Guild) National Office seeks a dynamic Interim Executive Director (Interim ED) for a two-year term. We are looking for someone […]