2021 Resolutions, Amendments, and Elections

As a democratic organization, the work and focus of the Guild is decided by our members. Each year at the convention, 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 […]

Letter to NLG Members on Legal Worker Membership

Dear NLG Members,  Over the past four years and throughout the uprisings of 2020, many people joined the National Lawyers Guild through the selection of our “legal workers” membership category, in order to help with the vital mass defense efforts taking place in nearly every city around the country. For this reason, we wanted to […]

Abolition of Policing Resolution: FAQs

In 2020, the NLG membership passed the Resolution Supporting the Abolition of Policing, in which the NLG calls for “the defunding, dismantling and abolition of all forms of policing.” To provide clarity on this policy, the resolution’s proponents and the NLG National Office are sharing this FAQ to help members understand and incorporate the new […]

Tell the Biden Administration #DropTheCharges Against BLM Protesters

[UPDATE 6/3/21] We’re pleased to announce that today we sent President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Attorney General Merrick Garland our #DropTheCharges letter—urging them to dismiss the federal charges against more than 350 anti-racist protesters who participated in last year’s uprising for Black lives—endorsed by a total of 90 organizations and signed by a […]

NOW OPEN: 2021 Weinglass Memorial Fellowship Application

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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 […]