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

2021 Amendments and Resolutions

Each year, NLG members propose amendments and resolutions for review and vote of the full membership. All 2021 amendments and resolutions can be found below. The timeline and process for reviewing and voting is as follows: September 13: All amendments and resolutions posted to the NLG website and sent to members. October 10: Deadline for […]

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 […]

Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook (6th Edition): How to Bring a Federal Lawsuit to Challenge Violations of Your Rights in Prison

Launch: Newly Expanded and Updated Edition of Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook

Important Resource for People in Prison and Their Families Helps Them Challenge Conditions and Abuse  Contact: NEW YORK—Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild launched the Sixth Edition of the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook (JLH)—a free legal resource for prisoners and their family members to mount challenges to mistreatment and abuse […]

WPLC, IADL, and NLG file joint Amicus Brief Supporting the Hawaiian Kingdom’s Complaint against the US Requesting a Declaratory Judgment and Effective End of U.S. Occupation

Contact: Natali Segovia, Staff Attorney, WPLC: defense@waterprotectorlegal.orgNLG International Committee: Honolulu—The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), alongside the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and National Lawyers Guild (NLG), filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief today in support of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s complaint against the United States government, President Joe Biden, and […]

2021 Honorees

At the #Law4ThePeople Convention each year, we honors members and allies whose work embodies extraordinary commitment to our mission of human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s honorees! Learn more about each of them below. CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE! 🥳 Join us in celebrating the honorees by placing […]

Member Recap: July 16, 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 Webinars, Publications, and Announcements   #Law4ThePeople Convention Registration NOW OPEN We will once again be convening […]

2021 Keynote Presenter: Talila A. Lewis

We’re thrilled to announce that abolitionist community lawyer, educator, and organizer Talila A. Lewis will be the Keynote Presenter at our virtual 2021 #Law4ThePeople Convention! Register for the Convention at discounted member rates, and learn more about Talila below! Note: Deaf interpreter and live English captioning will be provided for this event. Talila A. Lewis (no […]