Member Recap: June 2022

Welcome to NLG’s Member Recap, our monthly virtual newsletter to keep you up-to-date with the latest NLG National, Chapter, and Committee news, programs, and announcements! New Publications and Resources Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and Events Upcoming and Ongoing Campaigns Chapter, Committee, & National Announcements Opportunities to Get Involved with NLG Committees NLG’s Mass Incarceration Committee […]

Member Recap: August 2022

Welcome to NLG’s Member Recap, our monthly virtual newsletter to keep you up-to-date with the latest NLG National, Chapter, and Committee news, programs, and announcements! New Publications and Resources Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and Events Upcoming and Ongoing Campaigns Opportunities to Get Involved with NLG Committees NLG’s Military Law Taskforce Seeking Support Updating Resources on […]

2022 Resolutions, Amendments, and Elections

As a democratic organization, the work and focus of the NLG is decided by our members. Each year, we hold plenaries in which members discuss programmatic priorities, often in the form of resolutions. We also update our governing documents, our Bylaws and Constitution, and elect new officers to serve on the NLG National Executive Committee […]

NLG Statement Against Overturning Roe v. Wade and in Support of Comprehensive Reproductive Freedom

Since this statement was issued, SCOTUS overturned both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. This page will continue being updated with resources as the abortion access landscape changes. On Monday, May 2, a leaked draft opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization confirmed what many reproductive justice and human rights activists both […]

Becoming Abolitionists: NLG Reading Group Guide

Open the original list from Derecka Purnell and publisher by clicking here. As your chapters and committees get started on reading and engaging with Derecka Purnell’s Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom, please feel free to use these discussion questions to guide your conversations. In Becoming Abolitionists, Derecka Purnell shares her own […]

NOW OPEN: 2022 Weinglass Memorial Fellowship Application

NLG Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship 2022 Announcement and Application Instructions Leonard I. Weinglass (1933-2011) was a criminal defense attorney and constitutional law advocate. Over the course of his career, he represented political activists, government opponents, and criminal defendants— including Angela Davis, the Cuban Five, the Chicago Seven, the Pentagon Papers defendants, and the death row appeals of […]

#WAMI2022 Roundup

NLG Law Students Highlight Connections between Mass Incarceration and the Housing Crisis For the 2022 Week Against Mass Incarceration (Feb. 28-March 4), NLG Law School Chapters organized around the theme of “Mass Incarceration and the Housing Crisis” to explore the intersections of housing policy, evictions, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the criminalization of poverty in the […]

NLG Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) strongly supports the sovereign Wet’suwet’en nation in demanding an end to Canada’s militarized occupation of their lands and a complete halt to the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, as outlined in their recent submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have unilaterally opposed the Coastal Gaslink pipeline […]

Black History & Black Futures: Resources for Black Legal Professionals and Organizers, Resources for Substantive Solidarity

As Black History Month comes to a close, we’re honoring the tremendous impact of Black legal workers, lawyers, law students, and community organizers who created and advanced the work of the NLG and other movement spaces. Our movements, the NLG included, would not exist without the work of Black radical organizers and legal professionals. As […]