Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook (6th Edition): How to Bring a Federal Lawsuit to Challenge Violations of Your Rights in Prison

Launch: Newly Expanded and Updated Edition of Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook

Important Resource for People in Prison and Their Families Helps Them Challenge Conditions and Abuse  Contact: communications@nlg.org NEW YORK—Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild launched the Sixth Edition of the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook (JLH)—a free legal resource for prisoners and their family members to mount challenges to mistreatment and abuse […]

WPLC, IADL, and NLG file joint Amicus Brief Supporting the Hawaiian Kingdom’s Complaint against the US Requesting a Declaratory Judgment and Effective End of U.S. Occupation

Contact: Natali Segovia, Staff Attorney, WPLC: defense@waterprotectorlegal.orgNLG International Committee: international@nlg.org Honolulu—The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), alongside the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and National Lawyers Guild (NLG), filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief today in support of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s complaint against the United States government, President Joe Biden, and […]

2021 Honorees

At the #Law4ThePeople Convention each year, we honor members and allies whose work embodies extraordinary commitment to our mission of human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s honorees! Learn more about each of them below. CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE! 🥳 The deadline to place a message in the […]

Member Recap: July 16, 2021

  Welcome to the Member Recap, where you can catch up on NLG news from the last two weeks. Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook   Upcoming Webinars, Publications, and Announcements   #Law4ThePeople Convention Registration NOW OPEN We will once again be convening […]

2021 Keynote Presenter: Talila A. Lewis

We’re thrilled to announce that abolitionist community lawyer, educator, and organizer Talila A. Lewis will be the Keynote Presenter at our virtual 2021 #Law4ThePeople Convention! Register for the Convention at discounted member rates, and learn more about Talila below! Note: Deaf interpreter and live English captioning will be provided for this event. Talila A. Lewis (no […]

Welcoming the Newest NLG Review Board Members!

Introducing the new board members of the NLG Review! The NLG Review is the NLG’s intellectual journal which aims to publish timely, insightful articles that address and respond to the interests and needs of the progressive legal and activist communities. lt has been on hiatus since late Fall 2020, as we have been strategizing ways […]

Member Recap: June 18, 2021

  Welcome to the Member Recap, where you can catch up on NLG news from the last two weeks. Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook   Upcoming Webinars, Publications, and Announcements NLG San Francisco-Bay Area: Root Causes of Forced Migration Webinar Recording NLG-SF just […]

Law Enforcement Targets Water Protectors at Treaty People Gathering Against Line 3 Pipeline; About 200 Arrested

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org On June 7th and 8th, the Treaty People Gathering as part of the Indigenous-led movement to stop Line 3, shut down work at an active Line 3 pump station near the Mississippi headwaters. Thousands of people from across the country gathered together in northern Minnesota to stop Enbridge’s work on […]

90 Organizations and 4600+ Individuals Tell Biden Administration to #DropTheCharges Against BLM Protesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org Last week, the NLG sent a letter to President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Attorney General Merrick Garland—endorsed by a total of 90 organizations and signed by a total of 4600+ individuals—urging them to dismiss the federal charges against more than 350 anti-racist protesters who participated in last year’s […]

2021 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Z Williams

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are excited to announce the recipient of the 2021 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Z Williams from the NLG Colorado Chapter! The Weinglass Fellowship is awarded annually to a NLG member and recent law school graduate to spend 10 weeks working on a project in line […]