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2021 #Law4thePeople Virtual Convention: 10/11 – 10/17

SAVE THE DATE! This year’s NLG #Law4thePeople Convention will be: October 11 – 17, 2021 We will once again be convening a virtual convention. While we missed gathering in person with you all last year, our digital convention was a huge success, with 1,000 attendees participating around the U.S. (and the world)! Like last year, […]

Member Recap: March 26, 2021

Welcome to the rebranded Member Recap, formerly known as the Member News Digest, where you can catch up on NLG news from the last two weeks. Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Upcoming & Recorded Webinars TONIGHT: 7 PM EST/4 PM PST: I […]

Paid NLG Review Positions Available!

The NLG Review is seeking an Editor in Chief and Layout Editor! Deadline to apply is May 5, 2021. See below for more information on each position. NLG Review The NLGR is the Guild’s intellectual journal, which aims to publish timely, insightful articles that address and respond to the interests and needs of the progressive […]

[WEBINAR] How the Federalist Society’s Philosophies Took Over the Courts… and How Movement Lawyers Can Fight Back

Wednesday, March 31 at 3pm ET/12pm PT Register: bit.ly/FedSocWebinar The Federalist Society, which began as a student counter-establishment organization, has become the establishment. With six Justices on the Supreme Court, hundreds of others on the lower federal courts and state appellate courts, and control of the Justice Department and much of the federal bureaucracy when […]

#WAMI2021 Roundup

NLG Law Students Organize Around Abolition During this year’s Week Against Mass Incarceration (WAMI), NLG law students organized around the theme of “Abolition and Beyond,” including all locations and instances in which people are held against their will, including jails, immigration detention, juvenile detention facilities, psychiatric wards, and more. We encouraged students to include consideration of […]

Member Recap, March 11, 2021

  Welcome to the rebranded Member Recap, formerly known as the Member News Digest, where you can catch up on NLG news from the last two weeks. Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook   Upcoming & Recorded Events, Programs, & Campaigns Week Against […]

People’s Tribunals: Holding Power to Account

“People’s tribunals are forums of justice set up by social justice movements and organizations to adjudicate cases often against states and state-backed corporations. Rather than courts and other judicial apparatus set up by states, organizers instead convene jurors from around the world to adjudicate. The judgments rendered through people’s tribunals are non-binding, as their decisions […]

ACTION ALERTS: Support Mumia-Abu Jamal & Steve Martinez

Read below for ways to support author and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, and grand jury resister and water protector Steve Martinez. Mumia Abu-Jamal has tested positive for COVID-19. Call the numbers below to demand that he be released in order to receive the urgent medical care he needs! Mumia Abu-Jamal, inmate ID: AM8335 Philadelphia DA […]

International Commission of Inquiry to Open Hearings on Racist Police Violence in the US on MLK Day

UPDATE February 7, 2021: Video recordings and transcripts of all hearings and additional resources are available at inquirycommission.org. The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) have assembled a commission of experts from around the world to investigate racist police violence against people […]