Call for 2020 Convention Programming

Call for Proposals: Major Panels and Workshops DEADLINE: July 1, 2020 The NLG 2020 Law for the People Convention will be held digitally from Monday, September 21-Sunday, October 4. Unlike our usual five-day format, we’re spreading out events over two weeks to allow participants across multiple time zones to attend as many events as possible. Even if attendees aren’t available […]

Call for 2020 Award Nominations

Call for Nominations: Goodman, C.B. King, and Legal Worker Awards DEADLINE: July 1, 2020 We are opening the nomination period for Ernie Goodman, C.B. King (Law Student), and Legal Worker Awards. Please consider nominating a Guild attorney, law student, or legal worker who you have worked with! See below for details on each award. Please […]

2020 Resolutions and Elections

Deadline: July 1, 2020 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 […]

[WEBINAR] Fighting for Housing Justice: Movement Lawyers and Housing Activists on COVID-19 and the Urgent Struggle for Homes for All

[UPDATE] Watch the full recording of the webinar here, and watch additional NLG webinars here! Thursday, May 14 | 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT REGISTER ONLINE: bit.ly/NLGHousingWebinar From rent strikes to the occupation of vacant homes, from encampments self-organizing to provide mutual aid to growing demands to cancel rent and decommodify housing, movements […]

Member News Digest 5/8/20: Member News Digest:#MakeChevronCleanUp, Modernizing Ballot Initiatives, NPAP Victory, Upcoming Webinars

Browse previous news digests Apply for NLG Leonard Weinglass Fellowship by May 18! A reminder that the NLG Weinglass Fellowship deadline is May 18, 2020! For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, visit: www.nlg.org/2020-nlg-leonard-i-weinglass-memorial-fellowship/ Thanks to a generous bequest from the Weinglass estate, the NLG Foundation has established a fellowship for recent […]

IT’S OFFICIAL! #Law4thePeople Digital Convention Goes Digital in 2020

SAVE THE DATE! #Law4thePeople 2020: A Digital Convention September 21-October 4 Nearly 200 of our members responded to the National Office survey about a digital #Law4thePeople convention this year—thank you! Based on your helpful feedback, we’re thrilled to announce that the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention will take place online September 21-October 4! (There will be no […]

May Day 2020 and the State of Protests During the Pandemic

By Tyler Crawford, Director of Mass Defense On the first May Day 130 years ago, the world’s largest cities brimmed with cries for an eight hour work day. The first May Day, dedicated to the 1887 Chicago Haymarket Affair, took place on its anniversary on May 1st, 1890. Since then, May Day, also known as […]

NLG LEC: May Day Demands During COVID-19 & Beyond

The following statement was prepared by the NLG Labor and Employment Committee: The NLG expresses solidarity with workers and communities across the globe who are mobilizing on May Day 2020.  Around the globe, International Workers Day is a day of celebration of the working class movement and its achievements. It is also a day to […]

NLG to Harvard Law: Drop Investigation Against Student Activists

To: Harvard Law Administrative Board The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on Harvard Law administrators to drop the ongoing investigation against Harvard Law students Amanda Chan (JD ‘20), Anna Nathanson (JD ‘20), and Felipe Hernández (JD ‘20) regarding allegations that they violated the Law School’s Protest and Dissent Guidelines and Community Principles for participating in […]