National Lawyers Guild Supports NoNewJails NYC Campaign

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is committed to building a world without incarceration. As prison abolitionists, we know that all jails and prisons are sites of violence that only serve to perpetuate white supremacy, social control and cycles of intergenerational trauma. In our ongoing work to dismantle those systems, we oppose any efforts that invest […]

NLG Supports Rep. Rashida Tlaib

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) fully supports NLG Michigan member, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. Rep. Tlaib has long worked tirelessly for tolerance and understanding across racial and ethnic lines. She was active in Take on Hate, ACCESS and the International Institute of Metro Detroit. As a member of the Michigan Legislature, board member and then Program […]

NLG Statement on the People’s Movement in Puerto Rico

Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) congratulates the people of Puerto Rico at this unprecedented moment in the nation’s history. The Puerto Rican people, led by its youth, are standing up for themselves with dignity. In an unstoppable demonstration of people power, they tossed out the political elite administrators of the colony, after not-so-secret […]

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 […]