NLG Bay Area Chapter Supports Demonstrations Against APEC

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) is meeting in San Francisco on November 12-17 along with a parallel “CEO Summit” of major corporations, to establish “free trade” deals that prioritize profits over people’s needs, exploit workers, and destroy the earth. Attendees include President Biden, Philippines President Marcos Jr., India Prime Minister Modi, Chinese leader Xi Jinping, […]

NLG Statement of Solidarity with Block Cop City 

The movement against Cop City is gathering in Atlanta from November 6-13 for a Week of Action, culminating in a mass nonviolent direct action: Block Cop City. NLG continues to support the right of Atlantans to fight back against the imposition of this abhorrent project and the right of people from across the world to […]

NLG Students Speak Out in Support of Palestine

On October 7, the National Lawyers Guild re-affirmed our longstanding solidarity with the people of Palestine. The NLG’s International Committee immediately issued a statement based on the Guild’s past resolutions, stating, “The National Lawyers Guild emphasizes the legitimacy of the right of the Palestinian people to resist illegal military occupation, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, and […]

NLG Statement Condemning SCOTUS Attacks on Affirmative Action, Queer Rights

This week, the Supreme Court escalated ongoing attacks on marginalized people in its decisions on affirmative action, queer discrimination, and student loan forgiveness. All of these cases are part of a harrowing destruction of rights and protections championed by civil rights advocates for over more than 50 years. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is outraged […]

Honoring Karen Jo Koonan

On Monday, June 5, we said goodbye to the indomitable Karen Jo Koonan. The enormity of this loss weighs heavy on those in the National Lawyers Guild who knew her, who worked with her, and who loved her. As the first legal worker to serve as national NLG President, Karen Jo’s compassionate, bold leadership played […]

NLG Statement of Solidarity with and Support for Ongoing Protests in Akron, Ohio

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) honors the work of and stands in solidarity with the #JusticeforJayland movement in Akron, Ohio. In recent weeks, the State has waged an assault on protesters demanding accountability in the yearlong legal aftermath of the police murder of Jayland Walker in 2022. As a human rights organization with more than […]

Keep fighting to #StopCopCity

As our allies in Atlanta keep fighting for community safety, we urge you to continue supporting their struggle to halt the construction of Cop City, a police training facility that threatens large swaths of the Weelaunee Forest and would massively expand militarized policing in Atlanta and elsewhere. At critical moments such as this one, it’s […]

NLG Book Club: No More Police by Mariame Kaba and Andrea Ritchie

In 2023, NLG is reading No More Police in an effort to continue expanding our abolitionist principle and praxis. Join us as we learn and grow together! We encourage NLG Chapters, Committees, unofficial friend groups, individual members, and everyone we know to read, gather, and discuss No More Police and the world it boldly imagines. […]

We’re Hiring! Operations and Finance Director

Position Description: The Operations and Finance Director (OFD) is a full-time staff member of the NLG National Office (NO). The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.  The OFD works closely with the Executive Director to oversee the full range of operations and […]

NLG Condemns Atlanta Arrests on March 5

Law enforcement detained at least 35 people in Atlanta on Sunday, March 5, at a solidarity music festival over a mile away from the Cop City construction site. Among those arrested was an NLG Legal Observer. All of these arrests are part of ongoing state repression and violence against racial and environmental justice protesters, who […]