In Response to Chauvin Verdict and Ongoing Police Violence, NLG Continues to Support Calls for Abolition

In response to the guilty verdicts of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for last summer’s murder of George Floyd, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) reaffirms its support for communities calling for the abolition of policing. As the verdict was being announced, Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old girl, was killed by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, […]

Call for Nominations: 2021 Goodman, C.B. King, and Legal Worker Awards

DEADLINE: June 1, 2021 We are opening the nomination period for Ernie Goodman, C.B. King (Law Student), and Legal Worker Awards. Please consider nominating a Guild attorney, law student, or legal worker who you have worked with! See below for details on each award. Please email Traci Yoder at with any questions about the […]

Call for 2021 Convention Programming

Call for Proposals: Major Panels and Workshops DEADLINE: June 15, 2021 The NLG 2021 Law for the People Convention will be held virtually October 11-17. Unlike our usual five-day format, we’re spreading out events over a full week to allow participants across multiple time zones to attend as many events as possible. Even if attendees aren’t available to join every […]

2021 Resolutions, Amendments, and Elections

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 serve on the NLG […]

NOW OPEN: 2021 Weinglass Memorial Fellowship Application

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2021 #Law4thePeople Virtual Convention: 10/11 – 10/17

SAVE THE DATE! This year’s NLG #Law4thePeople Convention will be: October 11 – 17, 2021 We will once again be convening a virtual convention. While we missed gathering in person with you all last year, our digital convention was a huge success, with 1,000 attendees participating around the U.S. (and the world)! Like last year, […]

Paid NLG Review Positions Available!

The NLG Review is seeking an Editor in Chief and Layout Editor! Deadline to apply is May 5, 2021. See below for more information on each position. NLG Review The NLGR is the Guild’s intellectual journal, which aims to publish timely, insightful articles that address and respond to the interests and needs of the progressive […]

#WAMI2021 Roundup

NLG Law Students Organize Around Abolition During this year’s Week Against Mass Incarceration (WAMI), NLG law students organized around the theme of “Abolition and Beyond,” including all locations and instances in which people are held against their will, including jails, immigration detention, juvenile detention facilities, psychiatric wards, and more. We encouraged students to include consideration of […]

Announcing the 2021 NLG Haywood Burns Fellows!

The NLG National Office is pleased to introduce our 2021 Haywood Burns Fellowship recipients! The Fellowships sponsor law students and legal workers to spend the summer working for public interest organizations across the country in order to build their legal skills , strengthen their long-term commitment to social justice, and provide much-needed legal support to […]