NLG Statement on the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins people across the country and throughout the world in mourning the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Our commitment to human rights is one Justice Ginsberg attempted to uphold throughout her lifetime of service, and we vehemently oppose any attempts to exploit her death as […]

Disorientation 2020 Webinars Now Available!

The NLG 2020 Disorientation webinar recordings are now available! Check out the links and resources included below.  Watch “Movement Lawyering with the NLG” and “Staying Radical in Law School” on our Vimeo page and on the NLG website. These webinars cover the culture of legal education, how to survive and thrive in law school, and how to prepare […]

Walter Riley & Boots Riley: A Father-Son Discussion on the Political Moment (Moderated by Barbara Ransby)

We’re thrilled and honored to announce this exciting event as part of the 2020 digital #Law4thePeople Convention! On Saturday, September 26 at 5pm PT/8pm ET, join us for a very special discussion between longtime NLG San Francisco Bay Area member and human rights attorney Walter Riley, and son Boots Riley, activist music artist and filmmaker […]

Register now for the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention!

Registration for the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention is open! Register now! The convention will take place entirely online, September 21-October 4. (There will be no programming on Sept 28 in observation of Yom Kippur.) We’re honored to announce that scholar, author, and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will be our keynote speaker! In addition, we have a great […]

NLG Southwest Region & Water Protector Legal Collective Joint Statement on Federal Troops in Albuquerque, NM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: director@waterprotectorlegal.org The Southwest Region chapters of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-SW) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) call on New Mexico state officials and federal officials to act quickly to halt the deployment of federal law enforcement officers to Albuquerque, New Mexico. On July 4, 2020, President Trump deployed federal agents […]

[CLE WEBINAR] Federal Repression of Activists & Their Lawyers: Legal & Ethical Strategies to Defend Our Movements

UPDATE 7/17/20: The recorded webinar is available for streaming here. Register: bit.ly/FederalRepressionWebinar Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 — 7 pm ET/4 pm PT Description: This program will involve a discussion of current and historical federal harassment of both activists and lawyers working for social change; the unmet needs of both activists and lawyers in many […]

NLG Systems Summer Institute Fellows

This year, in addition to our Haywood Burns and Weinglass Fellows, the NLG National Office is hosting five fellows from the COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute. A collaboration between People’s Parity Project (PPP), the Systemic Justice Project (SJP), and the Justice Catalyst (JC), the COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute engages law students in summer legal fellowships, working with legal and law-related […]

How NLG Members Can Support the People’s Strike

The People’s Strike, formed as a growing coalition of workers, community, and political organizations confronting the COVID-19 pandemic by struggling against inept and corrupt government and the forces of capital—embodied by banks, corporations, brokers, and others— that put profit before the people and the planet and had such a disparate impact upon BIPOC. The NLG was an […]

2020 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Zsea Bowmani

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2020 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Zsea Bowmani from the NLG San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter! The Weinglass Fellowship is awarded annually to a NLG member and recent law school graduate to spend 10 weeks working on a project […]