2022 Resolutions, Amendments, and Elections

About the NLG Governance Process 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 […]

Black August

Black August is about Black power and liberation, honoring the rich history of community organizing, activism, advocacy, and care that sustain the fight for freedom. Black August is a time to uplift the struggle for an end to the prison industrial complex (PIC), a horrific and inhumane system that the state uses to enact violence […]

Press Release: NLG Urges U.S. to Condemn Israel’s Raids on Palestinian Human Rights Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 22, 2022 Contact: Director of Communicationscommunications@nlg.org(212) 679-5100, ext. 5 NEW YORK CITY, NY — On August 18, Israeli troops raided the offices of six human rights organizations, confiscated their materials, and shut down the entrances. All the organizations’ offices are located in Area A of the occupied West Bank, which is legally […]

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: September 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! Support and Celebrate NLG! It’s the last day to become a #Law4ThePeople sponsor or place an ad in our tribute journal! Join us in honoring the exemplary work of our […]

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 […]