10 Ways the NLG Fought for the Movement in 2015

1. Defending Free Speech and the Right to Assemble The NLG trained hundreds of Legal Observers, while local Guild chapters provided key legal support to protesters in cities including St. Louis, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Oakland. Dozens of members conducted “Know Your Rights” workshops and distributed our KYR handbooks to law […]

Fund the movement. Remember the NLG on #GivingTuesday!

Dear Friends, This holiday season, don’t fund capitalism, fund the groups working to dismantle it. Celebrate ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ with a contribution to the NLG! Since I joined our National Office staff as the Executive Director last January, I have been inspired by the commitment of our staff, members, committees, board, and donors to the mission of […]

NLG Groups Speak Out against U.S. Response to Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Crisis

The Anti-Racism Committee (ARC), The United People of Color Caucus  (TUPOCC), and the National Immigration Project (NIP) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) express deep sympathy for those impacted by the devastating November 13th terrorist attack by ISIS in Paris, France.  ARC, TUPOCC, and NIPNLG similarly express deep sympathy for the less-reported and equally devastating November 12th terrorist […]

NLG Urges Pres. Obama to Free Leonard Peltier

Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) in coordination with the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee sent a letter urging President Obama to grant Executive Clemency to 71-year-old political prisoner and Native American activist, Leonard Peltier. “Despite overwhelming evidence of FBI misconduct—including the coercion and intimidation of witnesses, the utilization of false testimonies, and the concealment […]

Mexican Gov’t on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity: NLG Co-Convenor in International Tribunal

The NLG and NLG-NYC Chapter are co-convenors of the International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement (ITCPM) to take place in New York City, September 25-27, 2015. The Tribunal coincides with the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping and forced disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa. MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ON TRIAL FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: INTERNATIONAL […]

Advocates Condemn Plan to Detain Transgender Women at Adelanto

The NLG and more than 100 national and local LBGTW, immigrant, and civil rights organizations urged President Obama to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from considering the Adelanto Detention Facility as a center to detain transgender immigrants in a letter on Monday. The Adelanto Detention Facility in Southern California is geographically remote and poorly suited […]

NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to Foreign Policy Magazine Urging them to Uphold Free Speech and Free Press

The NLG, American Association of Jurists, and International Association of Democratic Lawyers have sent a letter to Foreign Policy in response to Venezuela’s right-wing leader Leopoldo López’s request that the magazine retract or publish a rebuttal to Roberto Lovato’s recent piece, “The Making of Leopoldo López”. Read the full letter to Foreign Policy below. Download as PDF David Rothkopf, […]