Lawsuit Challenges DC Police Dept’s Unlawful Use of Chemical & “Less Lethal” Weapons, Felony Riot Charges on J20

Above: DC Metro Police kettling protesters at 12th and L St. NW. (Photo: Cynthia Tarana) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2017 Contact: Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Director (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Friday, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) unlawfully detained and arrested 222 protesters, bystanders, journalists, and NLG Legal Observers while […]

NLG Condemns Fordham Univ. Ban on Students for Justice in Palestine

Contact: Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Director 212-679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins the Center For Constitutional Rights, Palestine Legal and community and civil rights groups in its condemnation of Fordham University’s discriminatory ban of the Palestinian rights students organization, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The NLG condemns this latest […]

WPLC Wins Change in Rules For Out of State Attorneys to Defend Water Protectors

Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) applauds the ND Supreme Court’s ruling today in their Petition to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys From Outside North Dakota. The request filed on December 14, 2016 sought to relax the rules governing pro hac vice admission for out of state attorneys in order to meet […]

NLG Responds to the Commutation of the Sentences of Oscar López Rivera and Chelsea Manning

(Above, L-R: Oscar López Rivera with atty. Jan Susler; Portrait of Chelsea Manning by Alicia Neal.) The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is thrilled to learn of the commutations of the sentences of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera and Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, a victory due largely to the unwavering efforts of determined activists, […]

2017 #Law4thePeople Convention: Workshop & Major Panel Proposals

DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (12 PM PST) The NLG 2017 Law for the People Convention will be held at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law in Washington D.C. from Wed. August 2 to Sun. August 6, 2017. We encourage NLG members, committees, and entities to coordinate with local allied organizations/activists in submitting […]

NLG Preparing Legal Support for #J20 Inaugural Protests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2017 Contact: Tasha Moro NLG Communications Director 212-679-5100, ext. 15# communications@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is coordinating with the DC NLG Chapter in preparation for anticipated mass protests at the upcoming 58th Presidential Inauguration and related protests taking place January 19-21, 2017. Large numbers of protestors (and counter-protestors) are […]

NLG Cuba Subcommittee: US Dismisses First Cuba Travel Enforcement Case in 10 years; NLG Re-Institutes Legal Network to Defend US Travelers to Cuba

Contact: Arthur Heitzer Chair, NLG Cuba Subcommittee artheitzer@gmail.com In December 2016, the U.S. government’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) agreed to dismiss its case against Albert A. Fox, Jr. and the Alliance for a Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation, in which OFAC sought a $100,000 penalty for travel to Cuba and encouraging others to do so, in […]

#J20 Online Legal Observer Training: 1/14/17

Join the NLG for our first-ever online Legal Observer (LO) training in preparation for the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC, Jan. 19-20! Hosted by NLG-DC Mass Defense Chair Maggie Ellinger-Locke and NLG-DC Co-Chair Caleb Medearis. The online training will be presented in a webinar format, taking place this Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 2 PM […]

10 Reasons to Give to the NLG (before 2017!)

At the end of each year, your inbox is filled with requests for donations to many worthwhile organizations. Why should you donate to the Guild? Here are 10 reasons: 1. You support the right to dissent The NLG is here to support organized resistance on the ground and across movements. In 2016, Guild members, chapters […]

Letter from Law Professors Petitioning to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Attorneys Outside North Dakota

Ms. Penny Miller, Clerk North Dakota Supreme Court 600 E. Boulevard Ave. Bismarck, ND 58505-0530 supclerkofcourt@ndcourts.gov Re:       Petition to Permit Temporary Provision of Legal Services by Qualified Attorneys from Outside North Dakota – Supreme Court No. 20160436 Dear Ms. Miller: As law professors from throughout the United States, we urge the North Dakota Supreme […]