Register now for the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention!

Registration for the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention is open! Register now! The convention will take place entirely online, September 21-October 4. (There will be no programming on Sept 28 in observation of Yom Kippur.) We’re honored to announce that scholar, author, and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will be our keynote speaker! In addition, we have a great […]

#DisO2020 Webinars: Movement Lawyering with the NLG & How to Stay Radical in Law School

At the beginning of each academic year, many NLG student chapters organize “DisOrientation” events to introduce the wider student body to the NLG and “people’s lawyering” in general. For more info on DisOrientation, visit! NOTE: Due to the COVID pandemic, the NLG National Office has decided to not print DisOrientation Manual this year and […]

The Road to Abolition: Honoring Dr. Angela Davis

WE’VE GOT BIG NEWS! Join us during the digital 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention as we honor scholar, activist, and author Dr. Angela Davis with the 2020 Arthur Kinoy Award! For decades, Dr. Davis has worked to advance the mission of human rights over property interests through an intersectional approach to movements for global solidarity, prison abolition, […]

2020 Resolutions and Amendments

Learn more about the 2020 digital #Law4thePeople Convention at! Each year, NLG members propose resolutions and amendments for review and vote of the full membership. In 2020, we have two proposed resolutions as well as a full update of our Constitution and Bylaws to bring them into compliance with recent amendments as well as […]

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NLG Organizing Legal Support Ahead of 2020 RNC and DNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is preparing legal support for anticipated protests at the 2020 Republican and Democratic National Conventions taking place this month. NLG chapters in Charlotte, NC; Jacksonville, FL; and Milwaukee, WI have been coordinating with the National Office to support demonstrations in the midst of rapidly changing […]

NLG Ohio and Philadelphia Chapters Organize Legal Support ahead of RNC and DNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2016 Contact: NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is gearing up to support our Ohio and Philadelphia chapters as they prepare for anticipated mass protests—and arrests—at the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions (RNC, DNC) to be held in Cleveland, July 18-21 and Philadelphia, July 25-28, 2016. This convention […]

Member News Digest 8/13/20: Webinars, Chapter Updates, Convention, and more!

   Here’s your round-up of all the NLG’s been up to these past couple weeks! Be sure to check out if you haven’t already—#Law4thePeople registration is now open! Upcoming Webinars Grand Jury Repression: Preparing for Solidarity / TODAY, 6:30pm PT-8:30 pm PT Presented by the NLG SF Bay Area Chapter. See information about additional […]

2020 Keynote and Awardees

Announcing the 2020 Keynote Speaker and Honorees! Join us in celebrating them with a #Law4thePeople Sponsorship or an ad in the Annual Awards Tribute Journal—all while supporting the NLG! Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Keynote Speaker Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. ​She is author of Race […]

Resources for Resisting Federal Repression

Since June of 2020, activists have been subjected to an increasingly aggressive crackdown on protests by federal law enforcement. The federal response to the movement for Black Lives has included federal criminal charges for activists, door knocks by federal law enforcement agents, and increased use of federal troops to violently police protests.  The NLG National […]

NLG Southwest Region & Water Protector Legal Collective Joint Statement on Federal Troops in Albuquerque, NM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: The Southwest Region chapters of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-SW) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) call on New Mexico state officials and federal officials to act quickly to halt the deployment of federal law enforcement officers to Albuquerque, New Mexico. On July 4, 2020, President Trump deployed federal agents […]