In Response to Chauvin Verdict and Ongoing Police Violence, NLG Continues to Support Calls for Abolition

In response to the guilty verdicts of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for last summer’s murder of George Floyd, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) reaffirms its support for communities calling for the abolition of policing. As the verdict was being announced, Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old girl, was killed by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, […]

Call for Nominations: 2021 Goodman, C.B. King, and Legal Worker Awards

DEADLINE: June 1, 2021 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 email Traci Yoder at with any questions about the […]

Call for 2021 Convention Programming

Call for Proposals: Major Panels and Workshops DEADLINE: June 15, 2021 The NLG 2021 Law for the People Convention will be held virtually October 11-17. Unlike our usual five-day format, we’re spreading out events over a full week to allow participants across multiple time zones to attend as many events as possible. Even if attendees aren’t available to join every […]

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 […]