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, […]

Tell the Biden Administration #DropTheCharges Against BLM Protesters

Sign the Petition: bit.ly/DropTheChargesBLM Endorse on behalf of an organization: bit.ly/DropTheChargesOrgs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) demands that charges against demonstrators who participated in the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests be dropped immediately. During last spring and summer’s protests against racist police violence, more than 13,600 people were arrested and […]

Abolish the Police by Bart Everson

NLG Adopts Resolution Supporting Police Abolition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org National Lawyers Guild (NLG) membership voted to pass a resolution supporting police abolition following its #Law4thePeople Convention last fall, acknowledging that the institution of policing is incompatible with the NLG’s mission to use law in defense of human rights and ecosystems over property interests. Taking leadership from community demands reiterated […]

NLG Demands Immediate Structural Change in Wake of Impeachment and Attempted Coup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org Last week’s white supremacist coup attempt facilitated by law enforcement makes clear that the path forward requires a serious reckoning with the conditions that caused this moment. White supremacy, though mentioned in mainstream news media more frequently in the last year, is not remotely a new phenomenon—it was the ideology […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breonna Taylor

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

Contact: communications@nlg.org 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 […]

RNC 200 Philadelphia by Brandun Kayal

NLG Organizing Legal Support Ahead of 2020 RNC and DNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is preparing legal support for anticipated protests at the 2020 Republican and Democratic National Conventions taking place this month. NLG chapters in Charlotte, NC; Jacksonville, FL; and Milwaukee, WI have been coordinating with the National Office to support demonstrations in the midst of rapidly changing […]

NLG Ohio and Philadelphia Chapters Organize Legal Support ahead of RNC and DNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2016 Contact: communications@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is gearing up to support our Ohio and Philadelphia chapters as they prepare for anticipated mass protests—and arrests—at the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions (RNC, DNC) to be held in Cleveland, July 18-21 and Philadelphia, July 25-28, 2016. This convention […]

NLG Announces Federal Defense Hotline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: massdef@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) National Office is launching a hotline for activists and lawyers to report incidents of federal repression, such as FBI “door-knocks” at activists’ homes, grand jury investigations and subpoenas, and any other federal law enforcement efforts to undermine civil rights, including federal grab squads and the […]