How NLG Members Can Support the People’s Strike

The People’s Strike, formed as a growing coalition of workers, community, and political organizations confronting the COVID-19 pandemic by struggling against inept and corrupt government and the forces of capital—embodied by banks, corporations, brokers, and others— that put profit before the people and the planet and had such a disparate impact upon BIPOC. The NLG was an […]

Torso level photo of three Black and disabled folx (a non-binary person holding a cane, a woman in a power wheelchair, and a woman on a folding chair) raising their fists on the sidewalk in front of a white wall. Credit: Disabled and Here

Disability Justice and Abolition

By Katie Tastrom, Disability Justice Committee Co-Chair  “When we say abolish police. We also mean the cop in your head and your heart.” —Tourmaline As co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild Disability Justice Committee (NLG DJC), I spend a lot of time thinking about the way disability justice can be used to support social movements. […]

2020 NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship Recipient: Zsea Bowmani

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation and NLG National Office are thrilled to announced the recipient of the 2020 Leonard I. Weinglass Memorial Fellowship, Zsea Bowmani from the NLG San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter! The Weinglass Fellowship is awarded annually to a NLG member and recent law school graduate to spend 10 weeks working on a project […]

NLG, M4BL, and L4BL Partner to Provide Legal Support for Juneteenth Actions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org Following weeks of non-stop protests in all 50 states, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) is calling for a weekend of actions June 19-21 to honor the legacy of Juneteenth. Hundreds of events are planned across the country, and the NLG is coordinating with M4BL and Law for Black Lives (L4BL) to provide legal […]

CLE: Fighting for the Release of Detained Immigrants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATE: Watch the webinar recording here and browse past NLG webinars here! Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Time: 12-2pm PT/ 1-3pm MT/ 2-4pm CT/ 3-5pm ET REGISTER: bit.ly/ImmigrationCLE   Description: The detention of immigrants who are in removal proceedings, fighting to remain in the US with their families, or seeking a safe haven from government […]

COVID-19 Know Your Rights: A Community Learning Session

Join the NLG and Vision Change Win for this community learning session on your rights during COVID-19! Wednesday, June 17, 6pm ET / 3pm PT Register: bit.ly/COVIDKYR Confused about what your rights are regarding “stay at home” orders and “curfews”? Wondering what national guard and military deployment means for us? Know someone who was arrested […]

NLG Statement in Support of #8toAbolition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) supports the #8toAbolition campaign, which builds on decades of work by Black feminist abolitionists to demand an end to policing and prisons, and community investment that prioritizes the lives and safety of Black people. 8 to Abolition was created by BIPOC police and prison abolitionists as […]

Police Targeting NLG Legal Observers at Black Lives Matter Protests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org Since protests have spread to all 50 states in response to the police murders of George Floyd and countless other Black people, law enforcement has responded with a violent show of force against protestors as well as journalists, street medics, and legal support. Multiple National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Legal Observers […]

NLG Statement on the President’s Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization

Contact: communications@nlg.org In the long history of protest, governments have often sought to discredit political activists who challenge the status quo. President Donald Trump’s recent declaration, that “antifa”—shorthand for “anti-fascist”—is a domestic terrorist organization, is no departure from this tradition. As protests continue to erupt around the country in response to the murder of George […]

NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide

Scroll down for additional links and resources. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org NOTE: As this press release was being published, we learned about James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black man, shot and killed during a protest last night in Omaha, NE by an alleged white supremacist yelling racial slurs. Support the Scurlock family at this GoFundMe […]