2023 NLG Resolutions, Amendments, and Elections

As a democratic organization, the work and focus of the Guild 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, HRW, and 40+ Human and Environmental Rights Organizations Condemn the State Repression Against Cop City Protesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2023Contact: Director of Communicationspress@nlg.org(212) 679-5100, ext. 5 New York, NY — On Monday, April 10, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Human Rights Watch, Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR), and more than 40 other human and environmental rights organizations co-issued a statement condemning the prosecution of activists and forest defenders in […]

Keep fighting to #StopCopCity

As our allies in Atlanta keep fighting for community safety, we urge you to continue supporting their struggle to halt the construction of Cop City, a police training facility that threatens large swaths of the Weelaunee Forest and would massively expand militarized policing in Atlanta and elsewhere. At critical moments such as this one, it’s […]

NLG Book Club: No More Police by Mariame Kaba and Andrea Ritchie

In 2023, NLG is reading No More Police in an effort to continue expanding our abolitionist principle and praxis. Join us as we learn and grow together! We encourage NLG Chapters, Committees, unofficial friend groups, individual members, and everyone we know to read, gather, and discuss No More Police and the world it boldly imagines. […]

We’re Hiring! Operations and Finance Director

Position Description: The Operations and Finance Director (OFD) is a full-time staff member of the NLG National Office (NO). The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320.  The OFD works closely with the Executive Director to oversee the full range of operations and […]

NLG Condemns Atlanta Arrests on March 5

Law enforcement detained at least 35 people in Atlanta on Sunday, March 5, at a solidarity music festival over a mile away from the Cop City construction site. Among those arrested was an NLG Legal Observer. All of these arrests are part of ongoing state repression and violence against racial and environmental justice protesters, who […]

We’re Hiring: Interim Executive Director

About the Interim Executive Director Are you a National Lawyers Guild member with strong managerial and interpersonal skills, and a  commitment to guiding the Guild toward a strong future? The National Lawyers Guild (NLG / Guild) National Office seeks a dynamic Interim Executive Director (Interim ED) for a two-year term. We are looking for someone […]

Announcing the 2023 NLG Haywood Burns Fellows

The NLG National Office is thrilled to introduce our 2023 Haywood Burns Fellowship recipients! The Fellowships sponsor law students and legal workers to spend the summer working for public interest organizations across the country in order to build their legal skills, strengthen their long-term commitment to social justice, and provide much-needed legal support to under-served communities.  […]

NLG Issues Letter to Co-Sponsors of ABA Resolution 514 on Antisemitism

On January 18, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joined more than 40 organizations in expressing strong opposition to ABA resolution 514 and its call to employ the discredited and malicious International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The letter, co-written by the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Peace Now, Center for Constitutional Rights, […]

NLG Co-Launches International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 26, 2023Contact: Director of Communicationscommunications@nlg.org(212) 679-5100, ext. 5 New York, NY — On Saturday, January 28, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will co-launch the International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, and Economic Coercive Measures. The Tribunal is an international effort to challenge U.S. imperialism and to build structures of accountability […]