Abolish the Police by Bart Everson

NLG Condemns the State’s Unwillingness to Disrupt White Supremacy; Looks Beyond the Justice System for Meaningful Change

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is outraged by the events taking place in the concurrent trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery. It is once again extremely clear that the state will maintain its investment in fascism, anti-Blackness, and white supremacy. As we mourn the loss of life and look for ways […]

NLG Condemns Abortion Bans, Looks Toward Community-Based Leadership and Paths Toward Liberation

Over the last couple of weeks, a piece of precedent-breaking legislation criminalizing abortion was passed in Texas and upheld by the Supreme Court. Another court case challenging anti-abortion legislation in Mississippi, Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs, is scheduled to take place before the United States Supreme Court in December of 2021. These decisions have […]

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 […]

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 […]

2021 Honorees

At the #Law4ThePeople Convention each year, we honor 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! 🥳 The deadline to place a message in the […]

Welcoming the Newest NLG Review Board Members!

Introducing the new board members of the NLG Review! The NLG Review is the NLG’s intellectual journal which aims to publish timely, insightful articles that address and respond to the interests and needs of the progressive legal and activist communities. lt has been on hiatus since late Fall 2020, as we have been strategizing ways […]

2021 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Z Williams

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are excited to announce the recipient of the 2021 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Z Williams from the NLG Colorado Chapter! The Weinglass Fellowship is awarded annually to a NLG member and recent law school graduate to spend 10 weeks working on a project in line […]

In Response to Chauvin Verdict and Ongoing Police Violence, NLG Continues to Support Calls for Abolition

In response to the guilty verdicts of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for last summer’s murder of George Floyd, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) reaffirms its support for communities calling for the abolition of policing. As the verdict was being announced, Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old girl, was killed by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, […]

Call for Nominations: 2021 Goodman, C.B. King, and Legal Worker Awards

DEADLINE: June 1, 2021 We are opening the nomination period for Ernie Goodman, C.B. King (Law Student), and Legal Worker Awards. Please consider nominating a Guild attorney, law student, or legal worker who you have worked with! See below for details on each award. Please email Traci Yoder at traci@nlg.org with any questions about the […]