Statement Against Antisemitism & Islamophobia

The following was originally submitted as an emergency resolution before the 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention, and was adopted instead as a national statement. The National Lawyers Guild notes with alarm the re-emergence of virulent and violent antisemitism, a core element of historical and currently resurgent white supremacy in the United States and around the world. Adherents […]

NLG Statement in Support of a Non-Binary Future

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and its chapters nationwide are proudly in solidarity with transgender, non-binary, Two Spirit, and intersex members, supporters, and activists currently under attack from the U.S. President and federal administration. With the U.S’s midterm election even more important than prior years, we know this hateful discourse and transphobic rhetoric is an […]

Just Added: Hot Topic Workshops! 🔥

Announcing our “hot topic” workshops which will be offered in the Workshops IV slot (Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-2 PM) at the 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention! “Hot topic” workshops are based on events that took place after the spring workshop deadline. Read about them below! Northwest Unions at the Cutting Edge In recent months, AFSCME Local 88 […]

Call for NLG Faculty and Scholars!

In 2015, the NLG launched the NLG Scholars page to help students, activists, and the media find NLG speakers in specific geographical areas who are experts on various legal topics. Many of our NLG members–both in law schools and beyond–have established themselves in their different fields. Guild members regularly write, present, and speak to media on […]

NLG Opposes Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS

The resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy in June 2018 has left an opening for the far right to achieve a clear majority on the Supreme Court. Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge from the conservative legal establishment with a history of partisan politics, contempt for international law, and uncritical deference to Executive power. […]

New Resource: Fact Sheet on “Unmasking Antifa” Act

The National Lawyers Guild and the Academic Solidarity Network have teamed up to challenge the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018.” This bill was introduced in the House in July by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) and co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC).  This proposed bill states that anyone wearing a “disguise” who injures, […]

Legal Observer Appreciation Week: Sept 10-16

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF NLG LEGAL OBSERVING! The NLG is most known for our Legal Observers (LOs), the volunteers in lime green hats who monitor and document police conduct and arrests at protests. No matter the weather, time of day, or location, our Legal Observers, the cornerstone of our Mass Defense Program, show up devoting […]

WEBINAR: Global Repression of Dissent: Palestine, Puerto Rico & the Philippines

REGISTER NOW! bit.ly/globalrepressionwebinar As colonialist regimes gain power across the globe, we have seen more people speaking out against white supremacist and fascist rhetoric and policies as well as an increased attack on dissent, particularly on human rights defenders from economically poor communities of color. Movements to challenge and defeat racism, colonialism, state violence, and […]