What American Drug Culture Reveals about Race in the US

We are publishing this piece as part of the NLG annual student Week Against Mass Incarceration. In 2019, we are highlighting the connections between the exponential increase of incarcerated people and the 40-year War on Drugs.  By Lisa Drapkin, NLG Director of Membership The cultural narrative around drug use in the US is constantly shifting, […]

NLG VT Members Represent Citizens in Lawsuit Against City of Burlington to Stop Demolition of City Hall Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kira Kelley, Esq., NLG VT Chairperson vermont@nlg.org / 802-683-4086 NLG VT Members Represent Citizens in Lawsuit Against City of Burlington to Stop Demolition of City Hall Park Burlington, VT— Eight Burlington residents represented by attorneys with the Vermont Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed a lawsuit yesterday against the […]

Announcing the 2019 NLG Haywood Burns Fellows!

The NLG National Office is pleased to introduce our 2019 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. This […]

NLG IC Condemns Trump Administration Threat to Unleash Unprecedented Lawsuits against Companies Doing Business with Cuba

Contact: Art Heitzer, CubaSC@nlg.org, Cuba Subcommittee Chair The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee (IC) condemns the Trump administration’s threat on January 16, 2019 to consider breaking with decades of precedent by activating Title III of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act. This provision is so extreme and problematic that no US president has so far authorized […]

Angela Davis’s Triumphant Return to Birmingham

By David Gespass, NLG Alabama & Past NLG President Among the many privileges I had as president of the Guild, one of the greatest was picking up Angela Davis at the airport and introducing her as the keynote speaker at  75th anniversary #Law4thePeople Convention in 2012  held in Pasadena, CA. Her warmth, humanity and insight […]

NLG Launches Members-Only Job Board

Announcing a new benefit of NLG membership: the members-only job board! Login to nlg.org with your credentials and go to nlg.org/job-board to view social justice-based job openings shared by NLG members for fellow attorneys, paralegals, organizers and legal workers. Do you know of a job opportunity that’d be of interest to Guild members? Send job […]

NLG Southern Region Statement Supporting Angela Davis and the BDS Movement

Contact: Amy Mei Willis, Southern Regional VP southernrvp@nlg.org Atlanta, GA—The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced it was canceling its gala and rescinding the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award that was to be given to activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis, a vocal supporter of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. As lawyers, […]