Call for NLG Faculty and Scholars!

In 2015, the NLG launched the NLG Scholars page to help students, activists, and the media find NLG speakers in specific geographical areas who are experts on various legal topics. Many of our NLG members–both in law schools and beyond–have established themselves in their different fields. Guild members regularly write, present, and speak to media on […]

NLG Opposes Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS

The resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy in June 2018 has left an opening for the far right to achieve a clear majority on the Supreme Court. Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge from the conservative legal establishment with a history of partisan politics, contempt for international law, and uncritical deference to Executive power. […]

New Resource: Fact Sheet on “Unmasking Antifa” Act

The National Lawyers Guild and the Academic Solidarity Network have teamed up to challenge the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018.” This bill was introduced in the House in July by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) and co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC).  This proposed bill states that anyone wearing a “disguise” who injures, […]

Legal Observer Appreciation Week: Sept 10-16

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF NLG LEGAL OBSERVING! The NLG is most known for our Legal Observers (LOs), the volunteers in lime green hats who monitor and document police conduct and arrests at protests. No matter the weather, time of day, or location, our Legal Observers, the cornerstone of our Mass Defense Program, show up devoting […]

WEBINAR: Global Repression of Dissent: Palestine, Puerto Rico & the Philippines

REGISTER NOW! bit.ly/globalrepressionwebinar As colonialist regimes gain power across the globe, we have seen more people speaking out against white supremacist and fascist rhetoric and policies as well as an increased attack on dissent, particularly on human rights defenders from economically poor communities of color. Movements to challenge and defeat racism, colonialism, state violence, and […]

New Resource: Best Practices Guide for Setting Up a Legal Defense Fund

Legal defense funds can serve as crucial tools for sustaining grassroots led movements and defending the people who put their lives on the line for them. The National Lawyers Guild and National Bail Fund Network have teamed up to create the Best Practices Guide for Setting Up a Legal Defense Fund in order to address […]

2018 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Micheli Quadros

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2018 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Micheli Quadros of the NLG Los Angeles Chapter! As the 2018 NLG Weinglass Fellow, Micheli will work with Angelenos Reunited, a project dedicated to reuniting American citizen-children from Los Angeles County with undocumented parents […]

The Intellectual Thinker: A Tribute to Lewis Myers, Jr.

By John C. Brittain Most of us know the late Lewis Myers, Jr. was a highly effective criminal defense lawyer, a progressive minded activist, a frequent traveler to foreign nations and a studious professor.  I share my close association with him as an astute intellectual. We met at Howard University in 1968, when Lew and […]

Exciting News About #Law4thePeople 2018!

The 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention is upon us! As we gear up for this fall, we’re thrilled to announce two very exciting pieces of news… The National Immigration Project of the NLG will receive the Law for the People Award and Kshama Sawant will be the Keynote Speaker! For 47 years, NIPNLG has worked to combat […]

Coalition of 40+ Rights Groups Call on DHS to Release Unredacted “Race Paper”

More than 40 racial justice and civil rights groups are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis to release the unredacted memo referred to in other DHS documents as the “Race Paper” and “Growing Frequency of Race-Related Domestic Terrorist Violence.” The memo recently came to light as the result […]