CLE: Fighting for the Release of Detained Immigrants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATE: Watch the webinar recording here and browse past NLG webinars here! Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Time: 12-2pm PT/ 1-3pm MT/ 2-4pm CT/ 3-5pm ET REGISTER: bit.ly/ImmigrationCLE   Description: The detention of immigrants who are in removal proceedings, fighting to remain in the US with their families, or seeking a safe haven from government […]

COVID-19 Know Your Rights: A Community Learning Session

Join the NLG and Vision Change Win for this community learning session on your rights during COVID-19! Wednesday, June 17, 6pm ET / 3pm PT Register: bit.ly/COVIDKYR Confused about what your rights are regarding “stay at home” orders and “curfews”? Wondering what national guard and military deployment means for us? Know someone who was arrested […]

New Jersey NLG Stands In Solidarity with #FreeThemAll #DetentionIsDeadly

Contact: Stanley Holdorf, Esq. / 833-654-7526, ext. 1. Allies everywhere can participate digitally in the 24-hour vigil at Elizabeth, New Jersey Detention Center that begins on Saturday, 5/16/2020  The Immigration Rights Committee and Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network of the Delaware-New Jersey National Lawyers Guild have endorsed the 24-hour vigil at the Elizabeth Detention Center that […]

2020 Resolutions and Elections

Deadline: July 1, 2020 As a democratic organization, the work and focus of the Guild is decided by our members. Each year at the convention, we hold plenaries in which members discuss programmatic priorities, often in the form of resolutions. We also update our governing documents, our bylaws and constitution, and elect new officers to […]

[WEBINAR] Fighting for Housing Justice: Movement Lawyers and Housing Activists on COVID-19 and the Urgent Struggle for Homes for All

[UPDATE] Watch the full recording of the webinar here, and watch additional NLG webinars here! Thursday, May 14 | 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT REGISTER ONLINE: bit.ly/NLGHousingWebinar From rent strikes to the occupation of vacant homes, from encampments self-organizing to provide mutual aid to growing demands to cancel rent and decommodify housing, movements […]

IT’S OFFICIAL! #Law4thePeople Digital Convention Goes Digital in 2020

SAVE THE DATE! #Law4thePeople 2020: A Digital Convention September 21-October 4 Nearly 200 of our members responded to the National Office survey about a digital #Law4thePeople convention this year—thank you! Based on your helpful feedback, we’re thrilled to announce that the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention will take place online September 21-October 4! (There will be no […]

NLG LEC: May Day Demands During COVID-19 & Beyond

The following statement was prepared by the NLG Labor and Employment Committee: The NLG expresses solidarity with workers and communities across the globe who are mobilizing on May Day 2020.  Around the globe, International Workers Day is a day of celebration of the working class movement and its achievements. It is also a day to […]

Legal Community Open Letter Urges End to U.S. Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

April 3, 2020 – Over 200 lawyers and legal organizations called on the United States to drop its sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as the countries race to fight COVID-19 in an open letter released Friday. The global pandemic has drawn attention to the devastating effects of U.S. sanctions on these countries, as well as the ongoing […]

Statement from the NLG Housing and Homelessness Committee on COVID-19

Dear National Lawyers Guild Members, We are living through an extraordinary moment, one of sadness, disorientation, and dread. Yet much of this emergency is man-made. Our system was already in crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has thrown into relief its immense inequality and the injustice of profiting off of basic human needs like healthcare […]