Message to TUPOCC members regarding process of accountability for cultural appropriation

Dear TUPOCC members, This week’s public revelations of cultural appropriation by the Guild’s former president have elicited expressions of outrage, hurt, dismay, and more from people across the country and world, including Guild members and members of The United People of Color Caucus. Beyond the reactions to the abuse itself, some have raised questions and […]

A Letter to NLG Members [Updated]

Dear NLG Members, Some of you may have seen this story:https://www.prismreports.org/article/2021/1/7/the-national-lawyers-guilds-outgoing-latina-president-is-a-white-woman In October 2020, after getting word of Natasha’s identity misrepresentations, an independent group of BIPOC NLG members—both directly and indirectly harmed—formed to gather information and determine how to address this with intentionality. Last month, this group asked the Anti-Racism Committee (ARC)—a committee designed to […]

NLG Condemns Attempt by Fascist Mob Incited by Trump to Overturn Election, Complicity by Law Enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) opposes today’s attempt to overturn the election, led by Trump loyalists and right-wing operatives in Washington, DC, in the strongest terms possible. Following a rally by Trump where he continued to falsely claim victory, a right-wing fascist mob stormed and occupied the U.S. Capitol Building […]

Member News Digest #11

Here’s your round-up of all the NLG’s been up to these past couple weeks! Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Resources, Projects, and Publications Alternatives to Policing Blog Series The NLG Review is in the process of releasing a 4-part blog series on abolition […]

Member News Digest 12/3: Webinars, Resources, and Committee Updates!

  Here’s your round-up of all the NLG’s been up to these past couple weeks! Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Upcoming Events NLG Chicago Virtual Celebration 2020 / Saturday, Dec. 5, 7 P.M. – 9 P.M. CST Presented by the NLG Chicago Chapter.  […]

Power to the People! NLG Responds to 2020 Presidential Election Results

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its  deep gratitude to the work of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color around the country who have led the way to the end of a fascist Trump presidency.  It is the hard work of community organizing—not any single politician, celebrity, or political party—that has led us to this […]

NLG Minnesota Condemns MPD For Mass Arrest of Hundreds, Including Minors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: massdef@nlg.org MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-MN) and the Legal Rights Center (LRC) stand in solidarity with the hundreds of demonstrators kettled and arbitrarily arrested last night on I-94. These protesters gathered to demand that all votes be counted—a fundamental tenet of a political system that claims to […]

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NLG Continues Intensified Mass Defense Efforts Amid Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is continuing its mass defense efforts in preparation for the possibility of a contested US presidential election, and uprisings that may emerge as a result. Many NLG chapters are partnering with Election Protection to provide volunteer attorneys, legal workers, and law students in the […]

NLG 2021 Haywood Burns Fellowships

The application for the NLG’s Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice for Summer 2021 is now available! The Burns Fellowship is open to students and legal workers working on projects that find creative ways to use the law to advance justice. You can donate to support the next generation of people’s lawyers here! The application for the fellowship can […]