Member News Digest: Steven Donziger & #AntiChevronDay, Upcoming Webinars, Article on BDS Case, Propose Convention Programming

Browse previous news digests here 5/21/20 | The Intercept | Judge Rules That Attorney Steven Donziger Must Remain Under House Arrest Until September On #AntiChevronDay, The Intercept gives an update on the case of environmental attorney Steven Donziger, who represented Indigenous people in a decades long legal battle against Chevron. A federal judge has ruled […]

NLG & WPLC Joint Statement of Solidarity With Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Oglala Sioux Tribe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leoyla Cowboy Giron, Executive Director, WPLC / 805-699-1126 or organizer@waterprotectorlegal.org Natali Segovia, Chair, NLG Indigenous Peoples Rights Committee / 602-796-7034 or segovia.natali@gmail.com The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) stand in solidarity with the governments of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (the territorial government of Mnicoujou, Itazipco, […]

NLG Ends Frivolous Lawsuit Attacking its Commitment to BDS Movement

Contact: communications@nlg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK—Anti-Palestinian activist and serial litigant David Abrams has voluntarily agreed to dismiss a lawsuit against the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed after NLG refused to publish Abrams’ advertisement indicating that Gush Etzion is part of Israel. In fact, Gush Etzion is an illegal settlement on occupied Palestinian land in […]

New Jersey NLG Stands In Solidarity with #FreeThemAll #DetentionIsDeadly

Contact: Stanley Holdorf, Esq. / 833-654-7526, ext. 1. Allies everywhere can participate digitally in the 24-hour vigil at Elizabeth, New Jersey Detention Center that begins on Saturday, 5/16/2020  The Immigration Rights Committee and Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network of the Delaware-New Jersey National Lawyers Guild have endorsed the 24-hour vigil at the Elizabeth Detention Center that […]

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 […]