2019 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Michael Galvan

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2019 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Michael Galvan of the San Diego NLG Chapter! The Weinglass Fellowship is awarded annually to a NLG member and recent law school graduate. Fellows receive an award to spend 10 weeks working […]

[WEBINAR] Decriminalizing Sex Work: What, Why, and How to Get Involved

Tuesday, June 25 – 3 PM (ET) / Noon (PT) Register: bit.ly/DecrimSexWorkWebinar At last year’s #Law4thePeople Convention, NLG members voted to pass a resolution condemning the anti-sex worker legislation SESTA/FOSTA. During the process, we learned that many NLG members had questions about sex worker rights and impending legislation. Now that New York and Washington, DC […]

SIGN ON: Letter to U.S. Government Denouncing Attacks on Venezuelan Embassy

Sign on to the letter at bit.ly/VZembassy. Download the letter and see the full list of signatories here (list in formation). Full text of the letter is below. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo U.S. Special Representative to Venezuela Elliott Abrams U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Randolph D. Alles, Director […]

DE-NJ NLG PLAN Launches 3-Year Initiative with Georgetown Law Civil Rights Clinic to Challenge Unconstitutional Conditions of Confinement Following 2018 National Prison Strike

Media Contacts: Stanley Holdorf, PLAN@nlg.org and Aderson Francois, Aderson.Francois@georgetown.edu The DE-NJ NLG Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) has launched a three-year collaborative initiative with the Georgetown Law Civil Rights Clinic to challenge unconstitutional conditions of confinement in the aftermath of the 2018 national prison strike. INITIATIVE PARTNERS: DE-NJ NLG Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) & […]

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

Tuesday, April 9 – 5 PM (ET) / 2 PM (PT) UPDATE -4/11/19: Watch the recording of the full webinar! 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 […]

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 […]