New Resource: Best Practices Guide for Setting Up a Legal Defense Fund

Legal defense funds can serve as crucial tools for sustaining grassroots led movements and defending the people who put their lives on the line for them. The National Lawyers Guild and National Bail Fund Network have teamed up to create the Best Practices Guide for Setting Up a Legal Defense Fund in order to address […]

2018 Law for the People Convention – Member Registration

NLG members, please register on this page for 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention to receive a 20% off! Non-members may register here, but are welcome to join the Guild or renew your membership to receive the reduced rate! (EARLY BIRD RATES WILL END AUGUST 15th). Join us for groundbreaking discussions on movement law, and be a part of […]

NLG Condemns Supreme Court’s Attack on Workers’ Rights in Janus Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2018 Contact: K. Dean Hubbard, Jr., NLG Labor and Employment Committee Chair, deanhub@gmail.com With its Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council) decision, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority has overturned a 40-year-old precedent that allows public sector unions, like private sector unions, to charge non-members—who they are required by […]

2018 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Micheli Quadros

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2018 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Micheli Quadros of the NLG Los Angeles Chapter! As the 2018 NLG Weinglass Fellow, Micheli will work with Angelenos Reunited, a project dedicated to reuniting American citizen-children from Los Angeles County with undocumented parents […]

The Intellectual Thinker: A Tribute to Lewis Myers, Jr.

By John C. Brittain Most of us know the late Lewis Myers, Jr. was a highly effective criminal defense lawyer, a progressive minded activist, a frequent traveler to foreign nations and a studious professor.  I share my close association with him as an astute intellectual. We met at Howard University in 1968, when Lew and […]

Exciting News About #Law4thePeople 2018!

The 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention is upon us! As we gear up for this fall, we’re thrilled to announce two very exciting pieces of news… The National Immigration Project of the NLG will receive the Law for the People Award and Kshama Sawant will be the Keynote Speaker! For 47 years, NIPNLG has worked to combat […]

Coalition of 40+ Rights Groups Call on DHS to Release Unredacted “Race Paper”

More than 40 racial justice and civil rights groups are calling on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis to release the unredacted memo referred to in other DHS documents as the “Race Paper” and “Growing Frequency of Race-Related Domestic Terrorist Violence.” The memo recently came to light as the result […]

University of Chicago NLG Chapter Protests Trump’s Solicitor General

At the University of Chicago Law School, just months after the Edmund Burke debacle earlier this year, students members of the Federalist Society decided to honor Trump’s Solicitor General Noel Francisco. Francisco’s visit was following his cringe worthy oral arguments before the Supreme Court to defend the Muslim Ban. He struggled to indicate that Trump’s […]

NLG Denounces Civil Rights Violations Against Puerto Rican Activists and Human Rights Lawyers

May 10, 2018 Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President president@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins the Puerto Rican civil rights and legal communities in condemning the actions of law enforcement and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ), in response to their ongoing persecution and intimidation of human rights lawyers and activists. […]