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 […]

Election Organizing Know-Your-Rights and Legal Support

Election Organizing: Know-Your-Rights and Legal Support

This November, voters will turn out for a historic election taking place at the height of a global pandemic and economic downturn, which many are calling “the most important election in United States history.” The NLG views voting in this election as an action, and governors around the country have already started taking efforts to […]

2020 Digital #Law4thePeople Convention: THANK YOU!

Dear NLG Family, Thank you all so much for being a part of the first ever, all digital #Law4thePeople convention! Although we couldn’t be together in person, these past two weeks have been a wonderful opportunity to build, reflect, and strategize on moving forward in our work to fight for a better world. Thanks to […]

Breonna Taylor

NLG Responds to Grand Jury Proceedings in the Murder of Breonna Taylor

Contact: The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns the outcome of Kentucky’s grand jury proceedings and renews its calls for justice for Breonna Taylor. On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was murdered in her home by police officers executing a no-knock search warrant. The officers were acting outside of the scope of the warrant, which […]

NLG Statement on the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins people across the country and throughout the world in mourning the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Our commitment to human rights is one Justice Ginsberg attempted to uphold throughout her lifetime of service, and we vehemently oppose any attempts to exploit her death as […]

Zoom Tips for #Law4thePeople Attendees

How to join a Zoom event on desktop via meeting invite link Click on the invite URL that the host shared via email or text.  Open the Zoom app.  Approve the request for permission to use your computer’s audio and camera and click “Join Meeting Audio” Depending on the meeting’s set-up, you may be placed […]

Disorientation 2020 Webinars Now Available!

The NLG 2020 Disorientation webinar recordings are now available! Check out the links and resources included below.  Watch “Movement Lawyering with the NLG” and “Staying Radical in Law School” on our Vimeo page and on the NLG website. These webinars cover the culture of legal education, how to survive and thrive in law school, and how to prepare […]

Walter Riley & Boots Riley: A Father-Son Discussion on the Political Moment (Moderated by Barbara Ransby)

We’re thrilled and honored to announce this exciting event as part of the 2020 digital #Law4thePeople Convention! On Saturday, September 26 at 5pm PT/8pm ET, join us for a very special discussion between longtime NLG San Francisco Bay Area member and human rights attorney Walter Riley, and son Boots Riley, activist music artist and filmmaker […]

Now Hiring: Temporary Program Assistant

PROGRAM ASSISTANT Full-Time, Temporary (6 months) National Lawyers Guild (NLG) National OfficeNew York, New York About the NLG: The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force […]

2020 NLG Elections

Every year following the NLG #Law4thePeople Convention, Guild membership vote on the elected officer positions on the NLG National Executive Committee. Please see below for the positions available this year, the statements of candidates submitted thus far, and information on the voting process this year. In 2020, the following offices are up for election: President (Elect) President […]