Say #ThanksNLG on #GivingTuesday 12/2/14!

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday. Say #ThanksNLG on Dec. 2! On December 2, 2014, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will participate in #GivingTuesday, the global holiday for giving back. An ironic nod to the frenzied consumerism of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” this new tradition on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving encourages people worldwide to support […]

The NLG Needs YOUR Help in Ferguson!

The people of Ferguson, MO and all of us interested in social justice are anxiously anticipating a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. NLG members in the St. Louis area have galvanized around the Ferguson uprisings. In addition to training and deploying nearly […]

Call to Action: Defend Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar

By: NLG Palestine Subcommittee The National Lawyers Guild strongly condemns Israel’s illegal expulsion of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar from Ramallah to Jericho, two cities within the occupied West Bank. NLG demands that Israel’s West Bank military governor rescind the outrageous order. On August 20, 2014, in the midst of its brutal and […]

NLG History

Throughout the year, we’ll be adding articles, photos, video, and other content to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Guild’s founding. Click here to explore NLG history.

NLG Submits Testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement will be an obsolete and wholly unnecessary practice when our government dedicates itself to eliminating racism from the criminal justice system and places more emphasis on rehabilitation, treatment for addiction, safe and effective reentry, and helping with housing and employment. –Excerpt from NLG testimony to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Yesterday the NLG submitted testimony for the record […]

NLG Calls on President Obama to Protect Consumer Privacy Rights

On the two-year anniversary of the publication of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR), the National Lawyers Guild is one of 40 organizations urging Washington to protect privacy rights in the digital age. Joining the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the NLG urged President Obama to put […]

The NLG Urges U.S. to Respect Venezuelan Sovereignty

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on Congress and the Secretary of State John Kerry to oppose U.S. intervention in the ongoing conflict in Venezuela, as a violent campaign brought by Venezuela’s extreme right-wing opposition seeks to topple the recently elected government. Certain opposition leaders have called these anti-government demonstrations “La Salida” (the Ousting), revealing […]

18th IADL Congress in Brussels, April 15-19

The National Lawyers Guild is a proud member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), an international organization of jurists’ associations that have made the violation of human rights and threats to international peace and security legal issues under international law, since 1946. The President of IADL is longtime Guild member and NLG International Committee (IC) […]