[CLE WEBINAR] Federal Repression of Activists & Their Lawyers: Legal & Ethical Strategies to Defend Our Movements

UPDATE 7/17/20: The recorded webinar is available for streaming here. Register: bit.ly/FederalRepressionWebinar Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 — 7 pm ET/4 pm PT Description: This program will involve a discussion of current and historical federal harassment of both activists and lawyers working for social change; the unmet needs of both activists and lawyers in many […]

NLG Systems Summer Institute Fellows

This year, in addition to our Haywood Burns and Weinglass Fellows, the NLG National Office is hosting five fellows from the COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute. A collaboration between People’s Parity Project (PPP), the Systemic Justice Project (SJP), and the Justice Catalyst (JC), the COVID-19 Rapid Response/Systems Summer Institute engages law students in summer legal fellowships, working with legal and law-related […]

How NLG Members Can Support the People’s Strike

The People’s Strike, formed as a growing coalition of workers, community, and political organizations confronting the COVID-19 pandemic by struggling against inept and corrupt government and the forces of capital—embodied by banks, corporations, brokers, and others— that put profit before the people and the planet and had such a disparate impact upon BIPOC. The NLG was an […]

2020 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Zsea Bowmani

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2020 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Zsea Bowmani from the NLG San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter! The Weinglass Fellowship is awarded annually to a NLG member and recent law school graduate to spend 10 weeks working on a project […]

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 […]