[WEBINAR] Implementing Abolition: How to Create Just and Lasting Decarceration

Tuesday, April 9 – 5 PM (ET) / 2 PM (PT) REGISTER: bit.ly/PrisonAbolitionWebinar While prison populations have declined in recent years, they remain enormous, and immigration detention has ballooned. Also, in many areas where prison populations have decreased the most, racial disparities have worsened. Webinar faculty will talk about how to seize opportunities to close […]

NLG DE-NJ Chapter Joins Coalition in Letter Urging NJ Gov. to Expand Universal Representation Program for Low-Income Immigrants Facing Deportation

Contact: newjersey@nlg.org As New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s March 5th FY2020 Budget Address approaches, the Delaware-New Jersey chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has joined more than 30 other law organizations, legal experts, and faith and labor leaders in a letter urging him to fully fund a universal representation program that provides appointed counsel […]

NLG VT Members Represent Citizens in Lawsuit Against City of Burlington to Stop Demolition of City Hall Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kira Kelley, Esq., NLG VT Chairperson vermont@nlg.org / 802-683-4086 NLG VT Members Represent Citizens in Lawsuit Against City of Burlington to Stop Demolition of City Hall Park Burlington, VT— Eight Burlington residents represented by attorneys with the Vermont Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed a lawsuit yesterday against the […]

Announcing the 2019 NLG Haywood Burns Fellows!

The NLG National Office is pleased to introduce our 2019 Haywood Burns Fellowship recipients! The Fellowships sponsor law students and legal workers to spend the summer working for public interest organizations across the country in order to build their legal skills , strengthen their long-term commitment to social justice, and provide much-needed legal support to under-served communities. This […]

NLG IC Condemns Trump Administration Threat to Unleash Unprecedented Lawsuits against Companies Doing Business with Cuba

Contact: Art Heitzer, CubaSC@nlg.org, Cuba Subcommittee Chair The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee (IC) condemns the Trump administration’s threat on January 16, 2019 to consider breaking with decades of precedent by activating Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act. This provision is so extreme and problematic that no US president has so far authorized […]

NLG Launches Members-Only Job Board

Announcing a new benefit of NLG membership: the members-only job board! Login to nlg.org with your credentials and go to nlg.org/job-board to view social justice-based job openings shared by NLG members for fellow attorneys, paralegals, organizers and legal workers. Do you know of a job opportunity that’d be of interest to Guild members? Send job […]

NLG Southern Region Statement Supporting Angela Davis and the BDS Movement

Contact: Amy Mei Willis, Southern Regional VP southernrvp@nlg.org Atlanta, GA—The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced it was canceling its gala and rescinding the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award that was to be given to activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis, a vocal supporter of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. As lawyers, […]