Announcing the 2019 NLG Haywood Burns Fellows!

The NLG National Office is pleased to introduce our 2019 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 under-served communities. This […]

NLG IC Condemns Trump Administration Threat to Unleash Unprecedented Lawsuits against Companies Doing Business with Cuba

Contact: Art Heitzer, CubaSC@nlg.org, Cuba Subcommittee Chair The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee (IC) condemns the Trump administration’s threat on January 16, 2019 to consider breaking with decades of precedent by activating Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act. This provision is so extreme and problematic that no US president has so far authorized […]

NLG Launches Members-Only Job Board

Announcing a new benefit of NLG membership: the members-only job board! Login to nlg.org with your credentials and go to nlg.org/job-board to view social justice-based job openings shared by NLG members for fellow attorneys, paralegals, organizers and legal workers. Do you know of a job opportunity that’d be of interest to Guild members? Send job […]

NLG Southern Region Statement Supporting Angela Davis and the BDS Movement

Contact: Amy Mei Willis, Southern Regional VP southernrvp@nlg.org Atlanta, GA—The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced it was canceling its gala and rescinding the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award that was to be given to activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis, a vocal supporter of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. As lawyers, […]

Here’s what you made possible in 2018!

We are so grateful to all our members in joining us to fight back against the increasing attacks on our lives and communities. As we look back on 2018, we are overwhelmed by how much you have made possible with your support! By making a year–end donation today, you will ensure we can continue to defend human rights over […]

Hunger Strike Demands by Central American Migrant Exodus

The following is a list of demands issued by the Central American Migrant Exodus at the Mexico-US border that started on 11/28/18 . Scroll down for English and Spanish transcriptions of the PDF below. Related: 12/5/18: [BLOG] Refugee Caravan: A Legal Observer’s Report from Tijuana 11/29/18: [MEMO] “Deployed to the Border: A Test of Conscience for […]