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 […]

NLG’s 2017 Year in Review

The National Lawyers Guild marked our 80th Anniversary this year, at a time when the need for a progressive legal community is more necessary than ever. With your support, the NLG has stood with people’s resistance struggles and helped to define the role of movement lawyers since 1937. After 80 years of fighting fascism, racism, […]

A Dozen RNC Protesters Win Dismissals, Legal Support Provided by Local NLG and NAACP Chapters

Judge rules arrests unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment Contact: Jacqueline Greene and Jocelyn Rosnick, Ohio NLG Co-Coordinators ohio@nlg.org October 27, 2017 CLEVELAND, OHIO ― On October 20, Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Charles L. Patton dismissed all charges against 12 activists charged with ordinance violations of aggravated disorderly conduct and obstruction, who participated in […]

NLG IC: Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: Cancel the Debt – Emergency Relief Now

Following years of colonialism and the intensified assault of austerity in the past several years, Puerto Rico is suffering from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria and the massive impact of climate change. As the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, we demand the immediate cancellation of Puerto Rico’s debt. We also join the many calls […]

DE-NJ NLG’s PLAN Challenges Inhumane Conditions at TX Dept. of Criminal Justice Facilities in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 Contact: Paul Stanley Holdorf, Esq. 908-591-1589 | plan@nlg.org The Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) administered by the National Lawyers Guild’s Delaware-New Jersey Chapter (NLG DE-NJ) has convened a legal response team to investigate and challenge deplorable conditions in numerous Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prison facilities in the […]

DE-NJ NLG Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) Challenges Deplorable Prison Conditions at USP Beaumont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2017 Contact: Paul Stanley Holdorf, Esq. 908-591-1589 | plan@nlg.org The Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) administered by the National Lawyers Guild’s Delaware-New Jersey Chapter has convened a legal response team to investigate and challenge deplorable conditions in Beaumont, Texas prisons in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. On Monday, September 11, […]

NLG President Responds to Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

On Friday, President Donald Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff and notorious racist Joe Arpaio’s conviction of criminal contempt of court. The former Sheriff is known for his blatant racial profiling of Latinx residents, torture of pre-trial detainees, and emphatic support of Trump. NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan stated: “Trump’s decision to grant a presidential […]

NLG Southern Region: Statement Condemning White Supremacy

“Atlanta, GA—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), founded in 1937 as the first racially-integrated, human rights bar association, is committed to ending white supremacy in all its forms. This includes white supremacy within our own organization. The Southern state and local chapters, provide mass defense legal support for community organizers participating in anti-racist direct actions and […]