2020 Keynote and Awardees

Announcing the 2020 Keynote Speaker and Honorees! Join us in celebrating them with a #Law4thePeople Sponsorship or an ad in the Annual Awards Tribute Journal—all while supporting the NLG! Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Keynote Speaker Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. ​She is author of Race […]

Resources for Resisting Federal Repression

Since June of 2020, activists have been subjected to an increasingly aggressive crackdown on protests by federal law enforcement. The federal response to the movement for Black Lives has included federal criminal charges for activists, door knocks by federal law enforcement agents, and increased use of federal troops to violently police protests.  The NLG National […]

NLG Southwest Region & Water Protector Legal Collective Joint Statement on Federal Troops in Albuquerque, NM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: director@waterprotectorlegal.org The Southwest Region chapters of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-SW) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) call on New Mexico state officials and federal officials to act quickly to halt the deployment of federal law enforcement officers to Albuquerque, New Mexico. On July 4, 2020, President Trump deployed federal agents […]

Member News Digest 7/24/20: Rising Up for Liberation

Dear NLG Members, We know it’s been a while since the last Member News Digest (thank you for your patience!). Like many of you, your small but mighty NLG National Office has been working non-stop since May in response to the ongoing national uprising for Black lives. Below is just a very small sampling of […]

NLG National Office Takes Some Time to Recharge

Dear Community, The NLG National Office (N.O.) will be closed from July 27th – August 2nd. Since May, the N.O. has worked around the clock to provide legal support to movements and communities in support of the uprisings and the movement for Black Lives. This summer has created countless emergencies, and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

NLG-PDX Chapter Statement on Federal Troops in Portland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org For the past two months, after the police killing of George Floyd, tens of thousands of Portland residents have continued to engage in daily demonstrations against police violence and in support of the movement for Black lives. In response, the Portland Police and Multnomah County Sheriffs have used unnecessary and […]

NLG Announces Federal Defense Hotline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: massdef@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) National Office is launching a hotline for activists and lawyers to report incidents of federal repression, such as FBI “door-knocks” at activists’ homes, grand jury investigations and subpoenas, and any other federal law enforcement efforts to undermine civil rights, including federal grab squads and the […]

NLG Partners with Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is proud to announce a new sustainable partnership with Know Your Rights Camp (KYRC), founded by Colin Kaepernick. KYRC’s mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, and mass mobilization. KYRC and NLG will partner to expand […]

[CLE WEBINAR] Federal Repression of Activists & Their Lawyers: Legal & Ethical Strategies to Defend Our Movements

UPDATE 7/17/20: The recorded webinar is available for streaming here. Register: bit.ly/FederalRepressionWebinar Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 — 7 pm ET/4 pm PT Description: This program will involve a discussion of current and historical federal harassment of both activists and lawyers working for social change; the unmet needs of both activists and lawyers in many […]