2020 Regional Conferences

Every spring, the NLG organizes regional conferences to bring together attorneys, law students, legal workers, allies and activists across the country. Featuring panels, trainings, workshops, and social events on topics of interest to the progressive and radical legal community, regional conferences also provide the opportunity to build community and strategize for the struggles ahead. NLG […]

Announcing the 2020 NLG Haywood Burns Fellows!

The NLG National Office is pleased to introduce our 2020 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 […]

NLG is Hiring in New Orleans, San Francisco & Los Angeles!

Work with the NLG! NLG projects and chapters are hiring! Below are 3 open positions based in New Orleans, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Please see the full job descriptions and application instructions linked below — and share far and wide! These positions, along with other legal/movement related jobs are posted on the NLG Members-Only […]

NEW: Persian/Farsi Know Your Rights Handbook!

Just in time for #NoWarWithIran actions, we’re thrilled to release the Persian/Farsi translation of our “Know Your Rights” (KYR) handbook. A HUGE thank you to the Iranian American Bar Association – New York Chapter for this translation! In addition to Persian, our KYR handbooks are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, and Bengali. All of […]

NLG 2019 Annual Report

WOW! 2019 was quite a busy year! Check out all that you helped the NLG accomplish in 2019 at the Annual Report below, or download the PDF! Download the PDF file .

NLG-NYC Parole Preparation Project Featured in The New Yorker

We’re thrilled that the Parole Preparation Project (PPP) of the NLG-NYC Chapter has been featured in The New Yorker! The article follows Richard Lloyd Dennis and his PPP volunteer team as he faces the Board of Parole for the 13th time. Lloyd, as he’s known by those close to him, is 68 years old and […]

JOB OPENING: NLG Director of Mass Defense

The NLG is hiring a Director of Mass Defense! Please see the below job description, also available on Idealist, and circulate far and wide. The deadline for all applications is December 13, 2019. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: DIRECTOR OF MASS DEFENSE View on Idealist National Lawyers Guild (NLG) National Office New York, NY  About the National Lawyers […]

NLG Statement in Solidarity with the People of Chile

(En Español abajo) The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) of the United States expresses its solidarity with the Chilean people and strongly condemns the brutal repression with which the government of Chilean President Piñera is responding to the people’s demands for democracy and economic justice. We express our support for our sister organization, the Association of […]

NLG Mass Defense Committee in Solidarity with Brigada Legal Solidaria 

The Mass Defense Committee (MDC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is proud to stand in solidarity with Brigada Legal Solidaria and to celebrate this inspiring group of lawyers and legal workers in Puerto Rico as they receive the NLG’s Arthur Kinoy Award at the 2019 #Law4thePeople Convention. Brigada Legal Solidaria was founded in 2017 […]

National Lawyers Guild Supports NoNewJails NYC Campaign

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is committed to building a world without incarceration. As prison abolitionists, we know that all jails and prisons are sites of violence that only serve to perpetuate white supremacy, social control and cycles of intergenerational trauma. In our ongoing work to dismantle those systems, we oppose any efforts that invest […]