Whose Speech? A Post-Charlottesville Discussion (3/28 at Georgetown Law)

Contact: Maggie Ellinger-Locke, NLG Executive VP Ellinger.Locke@gmail.com314.805.7335 Whose Speech? A Post-Charlottesville Discussion WASHINGTON, DC—In the wake of the deadly white supremacy march in Charlottesville last summer, social justice advocates face troubling questions about the meaning of free speech. Legal scholars and activists with Law for Black Lives DC and the National Lawyers Guild will host […]

WEBINAR: Anti-Protest Legislation: Implications for Social Movements

REGISTER NOW! bit.ly/ProtestWebinar Wednesday March 14, 7 PM -8:30 PM EST  Since the end of 2016, nearly 60 bills have been proposed in state legislatures which limit the right to protest or remove liability for harm caused to protesters. This wave of anti-protest legislation comes in the aftermath of the success of recent social movements […]

WEBINAR: Bail Funds and Community-Based Strategies

REGISTER NOW! bit.ly/bailfundwebinar Bail and bond funds can be an important tool towards dismantling the prison industrial complex and ending mass incarceration. However, as many new funds emerge in response to the rampant policing of protests and uprisings, this is an important moment to share lessons learned on the ground. Lawyers and legal workers sometimes […]

NLG National Office Announces 2018 Haywood Burns Fellows

The NLG National Office is pleased to introduce our 2018 Haywood Burns Fellowship recipients! The Fellowship sponsors law students and legal workers spending the summer working for public interest organizations across the country in order to build their legal skills and strengthen their long-term commitment to social justice. This initial exposure to progressive lawyering is often […]

NLG Opposes “Both Sides” Charlottesville Lawsuit, Supports Redneck Revolt and Socialist Rifle Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), founded in 1937 as the first racially-integrated, human rights bar association, is committed to fighting — and ending — all forms of white supremacy. When white supremacists came to Charlottesville, anti-racist protesters did not let them run roughshod over the community’s principles. These people, along with individuals […]

National Lawyers Guild Files Amicus Brief in Ross William Ulbricht v. United States of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Heidi Boghosian (917-239-4999), heidiboghosian@gmail.com Zak Wolfe (202-242-5130), zwolfe@gwu.edu WASHINGTON – The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief on February 5, 2018 in Ross William Ulbricht v. United States of America, on petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. The petitioner […]

NLG Has Strong Presence in Minneapolis Ahead of Super Bowl

By Alexis Watts, NLG Minnesota As the NFL Super Bowl LII approaches Sunday in Minneapolis, the National Lawyers Guild of Minnesota’s mass defense team will be keeping legal score for protesters, and flagging penalties on police fouls. Tensions are running high as state and local governments spend millions of dollars on an event that community […]

Third Charlottesville A12 Counter-Protester Arrested

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org | 212-649-5100, ext 15 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Mr. Donald Blakney was arrested at his home on Friday by Charlottesville Police Department (CPD). He is charged with Malicious Wounding — a felony that carries a 5 year minimum and the possibility of up to 20 years in prison. On August 12, he was […]

DRAD and NLG File FOIA, Seek Exposure of Infiltration into Inauguration Protests by Law Enforcement and Collusion with Far-Right Groups

Law enforcement court testimony against acquitted J20 defendants exposed infiltration Contact: Chip Gibbons, Defending Rights & Dissent (202) 552-7408 chip@rightsanddissent.org Maggie Ellinger-Locke, National Lawyers Guild (314) 805-7335 Ellinger.Locke@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C.— Defending Rights and Dissent (DRAD) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) have once again teamed up to seek information […]