A Dozen RNC Protesters Win Dismissals, Legal Support Provided by Local NLG and NAACP Chapters

Judge rules arrests unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment Contact: Jacqueline Greene and Jocelyn Rosnick, Ohio NLG Co-Coordinators ohio@nlg.org October 27, 2017 CLEVELAND, OHIO ― On October 20, Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Charles L. Patton dismissed all charges against 12 activists charged with ordinance violations of aggravated disorderly conduct and obstruction, who participated in […]

NLG IC: Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: Cancel the Debt – Emergency Relief Now

Following years of colonialism and the intensified assault of austerity in the past several years, Puerto Rico is suffering from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria and the massive impact of climate change. As the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, we demand the immediate cancellation of Puerto Rico’s debt. We also join the many calls […]

NLG Mobilizes Legal Support as St. Louis Police Make Brutal Mass Arrests Following Stockley Acquittal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2017 Contact: King Downing, Mass Defense Director massdef@nlg.org Tasha Moro, Communications Director communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 ST. LOUIS—The NLG is on the ground in St. Louis, MO coordinating legal support following thousands-strong protests that have emerged since the Friday acquittal of former St. Louis Metropolitan Police (STLMPD) Officer Jason […]

DE-NJ NLG’s PLAN Challenges Inhumane Conditions at TX Dept. of Criminal Justice Facilities in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 Contact: Paul Stanley Holdorf, Esq. 908-591-1589 | plan@nlg.org The Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) administered by the National Lawyers Guild’s Delaware-New Jersey Chapter (NLG DE-NJ) has convened a legal response team to investigate and challenge deplorable conditions in numerous Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison facilities in the […]

DE-NJ NLG Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) Challenges Deplorable Prison Conditions at USP Beaumont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2017 Contact: Paul Stanley Holdorf, Esq. 908-591-1589 | plan@nlg.org The Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) administered by the National Lawyers Guild’s Delaware-New Jersey Chapter has convened a legal response team to investigate and challenge deplorable conditions in Beaumont, Texas prisons in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. On Monday, September 11, […]

NLG President Responds to Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

On Friday, President Donald Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff and notorious racist Joe Arpaio’s conviction of criminal contempt of court. The former Sheriff is known for his blatant racial profiling of Latinx residents, torture of pre-trial detainees, and emphatic support of Trump. NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan stated: “Trump’s decision to grant a presidential […]

NLG Southern Region: Statement Condemning White Supremacy

“Atlanta, GA—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), founded in 1937 as the first racially-integrated, human rights bar association, is committed to ending white supremacy in all its forms. This includes white supremacy within our own organization. The Southern state and local chapters, provide mass defense legal support for community organizers participating in anti-racist direct actions and […]

Continuing the Fight Against White Supremacy After Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017 Contact: Pooja Gehi, Executive Director 212-679-5100,ext. 11 | director@nlg.org or Tasha Moro, Communications Director 212-679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), founded in 1937 as the first racially-integrated, human rights bar association, is committed to ending white supremacy in all its forms.  Our hearts go […]