Happy Birthday, NLG! #NLG80

On February 20th, 1937, the National Lawyers Guild was born. At its founding convention, more than 600 legal professionals from across the country gathered to create the first racially integrated national bar association in the United States, that declared the organization’s mission as “…in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred […]

2017 NLG Regional Conferences

Every spring, the NLG organizes regional conferences to bring together attorneys, law students, legal workers, allies and activists across the country. Featuring panels, trainings, workshops, and social events on topics of interest to the progressive and radical legal community, regional conferences also provide the opportunity to build community and strategize for the struggles ahead. NLG […]

Legal Community Strikes Back on #F17!

Join the event on Facebook! bit.ly/LawStrikesBack At 1 PM (ET) on Friday, Feb. 17 (#F17), #LawStrikesBack! Lawyers, legal workers, law students, paralegals, court interpreters, investigators, social service advocates, and others who work in the courts will gather in front of courthouses across the country in coordination with the nationwide #GeneralStrike planned for the same day. […]

FAQ for J20 Arrestees

ATTN: #J20/#DisruptJ20/Inauguration arrestees: Please see these important FAQ page by the DC-NLG Demonstration Support Committee with important contacts, info about next steps in the legal process, and more: dcnlg.wordpress.com/faq-for-jan-20-arrestees

WPLC Wins Change in Rules For Out of State Attorneys to Defend Water Protectors

Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) applauds the ND Supreme Court’s ruling today in their Petition to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys From Outside North Dakota. The request filed on December 14, 2016 sought to relax the rules governing pro hac vice admission for out of state attorneys in order to meet […]

NLG Responds to the Commutation of the Sentences of Oscar López Rivera and Chelsea Manning

(Above, L-R: Oscar López Rivera with atty. Jan Susler; Portrait of Chelsea Manning by Alicia Neal.) The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is thrilled to learn of the commutations of the sentences of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera and Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, a victory due largely to the unwavering efforts of determined activists, […]

NLG Cuba Subcommittee: US Dismisses First Cuba Travel Enforcement Case in 10 years; NLG Re-Institutes Legal Network to Defend US Travelers to Cuba

Contact: Arthur Heitzer Chair, NLG Cuba Subcommittee artheitzer@gmail.com In December 2016, the U.S. government’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) agreed to dismiss its case against Albert A. Fox, Jr. and the Alliance for a Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation, in which OFAC sought a $100,000 penalty for travel to Cuba and encouraging others to do so, in […]

#J20 Online Legal Observer Training: 1/14/17

Join the NLG for our first-ever online Legal Observer (LO) training in preparation for the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC, Jan. 19-20! Hosted by NLG-DC Mass Defense Chair Maggie Ellinger-Locke and NLG-DC Co-Chair Caleb Medearis. The online training will be presented in a webinar format, taking place this Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 2 PM […]