Legal Community Open Letter Urges End to U.S. Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

April 3, 2020 – Over 200 lawyers and legal organizations called on the United States to drop its sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as the countries race to fight COVID-19 in an open letter released Friday. The global pandemic has drawn attention to the devastating effects of U.S. sanctions on these countries, as well as the ongoing […]

Statement from the NLG Housing and Homelessness Committee on COVID-19

Dear National Lawyers Guild Members, We are living through an extraordinary moment, one of sadness, disorientation, and dread. Yet much of this emergency is man-made. Our system was already in crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has thrown into relief its immense inequality and the injustice of profiting off of basic human needs like healthcare […]

2020 NLG Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship

NLG Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship 2020 Announcement and Application Instructions Leonard I. Weinglass (1933-2011) was a criminal defense attorney and constitutional law advocate. Over the course of his career, he represented political activists, government opponents, and criminal defendants—including Angela Davis, the Cuban Five, the Chicago Seven, the Pentagon Papers, and the death row appeals of Mumia […]

Know Your Rights During COVID-19

Download: bit.ly/KYRights2020 In response to COVID-19, numerous public health and national security measures are being proposed and implemented across the nation. While necessary to protect our communities and health care systems, we must be vigilant and resist authoritarian and violent tendencies by the state. As an abolitionist, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist organization, the National Lawyers Guild recognizes […]

Information for Arizona Renters During COVID in English & Spanish

National Lawyers Guild – Southern Arizona Chapter Alan Dicker, Southern Arizona NLG Student Organizer southernarizona@nlg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: Tenants affected by COVID-19 need to know: evictions suspended, written notice required With the April 1 rent deadline looming for many Arizonans, the Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild has released a template “Dear […]

NLG Statement on COVID-19: Solidarity in Times of Crisis

Note: Scroll down for links to resources and other ways to take action. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is committed to building collective power and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spirit of our mission of valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests: “We must lift coercive economic sanctions, prioritize […]

NLG Students Organize to End Mass Incarceration

During the first week of March 2020, NLG law student members organized events and activities for the annual NLG Week Against Mass Incarceration (WAMI). This year, the NLG partnered with the Guild’s National Police Accountability Project (NPAP) to analyze the connections between the role of policing institutions and practices and the exponential increase of incarcerated […]

NEW! NLG Member News Digest

We’re launching an email news roundup for our members recapping the latest NLG news and press clippings! All news found below has been posted and shared with our global online following of more than 115,000 people across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (which we hope includes you)! Any articles mentioning the NLG can also be found on […]