[ACTION ALERT] Legal Support Needed for Freddie Gray Actions in Baltimore

The National Lawyers Guild stands in solidarity with Baltimore protesters as they call for justice for Freddie Gray’s brutal murder by the police. The NLG National Office has been working with lawyers and organizers on the ground to provide legal support for this weeks ongoing actions. Our mass defense coordinator, Abi Hassen will be joining […]

NLG Demands Reinstatement of New Jersey Teacher Marylin Zuniga, Suspended after Students Sent Get-Well Cards to Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100 NLG-NYC Chapter Member Alan Levine Representing Zuniga NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) stands with Marylin Zuniga, the third grade teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in Orange, NJ, who was suspended after her students wrote “get well” cards to the critically ill political prisoner and celebrated scholar, […]

Incorporating International Law into Everyday Practice

In the past several years, legal aid, public defense and public interest attorneys have integrated human rights principles rooted in international law into the struggles of the individuals and community organizations they represent.   On December 12, 2014, the Portland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild presented a CLE program on Human Rights in the […]

NLG Calls for Immediate, Independent Medical Attention for Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FRACKVILLE, PA—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to give NLG Jailhouse Lawyer Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal immediate independent and specialized health care, including his choice of medical specialists. On March 30, Mr. Abu-Jamal collapsed in the prison infirmary at SCI […]

NLG Student Chapters to Hold Country-Wide “Black Lives Matter” Day of Action

NEW YORK—On Thursday, April 2, two days before the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Lawyers Guild (NLG) students and faculty will hold a day of action at law schools nationwide in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement against racist police violence and white supremacy. Despite strong, grassroots organizing […]

National Lawyers Guild Supports Loyola University Chicago Students’ Renewed Push for Divestment

Urges administration to recognize students’ decision in upcoming vote The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) supports Loyola University Chicago (LUC) students seeking the school’s divestment from corporations profiting from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Set for a vote of March 24, the proposed resolution to divest is a response to the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment, […]

Following Ferguson DOJ Report, NLG’s Anti-Racism Committee and TUPOCC Demand Immediate Overhaul of Racist Law Enforcement Systems in the U.S.

NEW YORK — In light of the Department of Justice’s recent scathing report on law enforcement practices in Ferguson, MO, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the NLG, and the NLG Anti-Racism Committee (ARC), join communities impacted by police violence to condemn the actions of the Ferguson Police […]

DC Tribunal Set to Hold Aquino, US Gov’t Accountable for Human Rights Abuses in the Philippines

Contact: Jackelyn Mariano, National Lawyers Guild International Committee, email: ipt2015media@gmail.com WASHINGTON, DC—An International Peoples Tribunal (IPT) looking into the human rights abuses in the Philippines under the administration of Benigno Simeon Aquino III is set to take place in Washington, DC on July 16-18. Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and prominent human rights attorney Azadeh […]

NLG Palestine Subcommittee Submits Report to ICC Prosecutor Refuting Israeli Self-Defense Claim

For immediate release: February 10, 2015 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee’s Palestine Subcommittee submitted a report to the ICC prosecutor with facts showing that Israeli air and ground attacks on Palestinian territory preceded Hamas and non-Hamas rocket fire, and thus could not have been […]

Save the Date! Law for the People 2015

Calling all activists, allies, and legal professionals! Join us for the NLG’s annual ‪#‎Law4thePeople‬ Convention,October 21-25 in Oakland, CA for 5 days of panels, workshops, CLEs and camaraderie. This year, our Keynote Speaker will be Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, and programming will address topics including housing and labor rights, racial justice, police accountability, international […]