NLG Supports the People’s Right to Dissent

During this time of increased organizing and likely increased state repression, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stands in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and your First Amendment right to dissent against state sanctioned violence. If you are organizing an action such as a march, rally, or other protest event, you may request Legal […]

Ohio NLG: Law Enforcement Agencies Knocking On Doors to Collect RNC Intel

CLEVELAND, OHIO ― This week, the Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (Ohio NLG) and the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP received over a dozen reports of door knocks at the homes of local activists and community members by law enforcement officials with the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s’ […]

NLG Testifies before United Nations on Puerto Rico

On June 20, 2016, NLG Puerto Rico Subcommittee Co-Chair Jan Susler made the presentation to the United Nations Decolonization Committee on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, and NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan presented on behaf of LatinoJustice PRLDEF. “We hope [the presentation] will be useful in educating our membership on what’s happening with […]

Reparations: A Blueprint to Address Systemic Police Violence

By Joey Mogul, NLG-Chicago Joey Mogul is a partner at the People’s Law Office who has represented Burge torture survivors for the last 18 years.  Mogul co-founded the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials and drafted the original reparations ordinance. This article originally appeared at on the People’s Law Office website at http://peopleslawoffice.com/reparations-a-blueprint-to-address-systemic-police-violence/. The City of Chicago made history […]

NLG Stands with Prisoners in Struggle, Endorse IWOC National Prison Strike in September

Today, prisoners across Alabama have ended a 10-day strike that started May 1 (International Workers’ Day) to protest unpaid labor and horrendous conditions, already reporting retaliation by prison officials. On September 9, 2016, the National Lawyers Guild will join Support Prisoner Resistance, The Free Alabama Movement and The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) in a Call […]

Albert Woodfox at the NLG #Law4thePeople Convention, Winner of Arthur Kinoy Award

We’re thrilled to announce that former Black Panther and recently released political prisoner Albert Woodfox will be joining us at the 2016 #Law4thePeople Convention as the recipient of the 2016 NLG Arthur Kinoy Award! Albert Woodfox was the last imprisoned member of the “Angola 3,” and was just released in February—having spent more time in […]

New Resource: NLG Scholars

The NLG National Office is excited to announce a new resource now available on our website called NLG Scholars — a list of our members who are law school professors, past NLG presidents, and practitioners with decades of experience. Please take a look and keep this list in mind when you need speakers for events […]

Joint statement on the sentencing of Khalida Jarrar

LPHR, Addameer and National Lawyers Guild joint statement on the appalling sentencing of leading Palestinian human rights defender, Ms Khalida Jarrar London, Ramallah and New York, 04 January 2016 – Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR), Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Addameer) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) are deeply appalled at the […]

10 Ways the NLG Fought for the Movement in 2015

1. Defending Free Speech and the Right to Assemble The NLG trained hundreds of Legal Observers, while local Guild chapters provided key legal support to protesters in cities including St. Louis, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Oakland. Dozens of members conducted “Know Your Rights” workshops and distributed our KYR handbooks to law […]

Fund the movement. Remember the NLG on #GivingTuesday!

Dear Friends, This holiday season, don’t fund capitalism, fund the groups working to dismantle it. Celebrate ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ with a contribution to the NLG! Since I joined our National Office staff as the Executive Director last January, I have been inspired by the commitment of our staff, members, committees, board, and donors to the mission of […]