10 Reasons to Give to the NLG (before 2017!)

At the end of each year, your inbox is filled with requests for donations to many worthwhile organizations. Why should you donate to the Guild? Here are 10 reasons: 1. You support the right to dissent The NLG is here to support organized resistance on the ground and across movements. In 2016, Guild members, chapters […]

Letter from Law Professors Petitioning to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Attorneys Outside North Dakota

Ms. Penny Miller, Clerk North Dakota Supreme Court 600 E. Boulevard Ave. Bismarck, ND 58505-0530 supclerkofcourt@ndcourts.gov Re:       Petition to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys from Outside North Dakota – Supreme Court No. 20160436 Dear Ms. Miller: As law professors from throughout the United States, we urge the North Dakota Supreme […]

Ohio NLG and BLM Cleveland Call on Ohio Attorney General and BCI to Properly and Thoroughly Investigate the Shooting Death of Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri

Media Advisory: December 8, 2016 CLEVELAND, OHIO ― Black Lives Matter Cleveland and the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild call on the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation to conduct a thorough and exhaustive investigation into the shooting death of Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri. Mr. Alameri was fatally […]

NLG Statement on the Passing of Fidel Castro Ruz

On behalf of the members and leaders of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), we send our condolences and heartfelt thanks to the people of Cuba during this time of national mourning at the loss of Fidel Castro Ruz. Cuba under his leadership inspired generations worldwide to act in solidarity across national lines and against poverty, […]

ACTION ALERT: Nationwide Prison Strike

The largest coordinated prison strike in U.S. history began September 9—the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising—and is now entering its second week, with incarcerated people nationwide protesting “modern-day slavery,” among other injustices that have become part and parcel of our country’s prison industrial complex and system of mass incarceration. The NLG issued this statement […]

NLG Statement of Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against Dakota Access Pipeline

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest human rights bar association in the United States, by its International Committee, its Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and its Environmental Human Rights Committee, as well as the NLG’s Environmental Justice Committee, stands in solidarity with the sovereign Oceti Sakowin Oyate (the Great Sioux Nation), the Standing Rock […]

Updates from the NLG Louisiana Chapter re: Baton Rouge Protests

Posted to the NLG Louisiana Facebook Page, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8 AM EST Between Friday and Sunday, more than 170 non-violent protesters were arrested, and dozens documented incidents of civil and constitutional violations including excessive use of force and unlawful infringement on First Amendment rights. “Over the past few days, law enforcement in […]

NLG Supports the People’s Right to Dissent

During this time of increased organizing and likely increased state repression, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stands in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and your First Amendment right to dissent against state sanctioned violence. If you are organizing an action such as a march, rally, or other protest event, you may request Legal […]