NLG Supports Akron’s Local Organizing Demands After Police Murder Jayland Walker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 11, 2022Contact: Director of Communicationscommunications@nlg.org(212) 679-5100, ext. 5 NEW YORK CITY, NY — On June 27, Akron, Ohio police murdered Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man and Akron resident. In the protests that followed, Akron police showed up in riot gear, tear gassing and arresting demonstrators. In the wake of yet another […]

NLG Condemns State Violence against Reproductive Justice Protest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 28, 2022 Contact: Director of Communicationscommunications@nlg.org(212) 679-5100, ext. 5 New York City, NY — Law enforcement forcibly detained and arrested protesters across the country and specifically targeted Legal Observers serving as trained witnesses of police conduct over the weekend at protests in Los Angeles and Phoenix. The NLG condemns police violence against […]

NLG Statement Against Overturning Roe v. Wade and in Support of Comprehensive Reproductive Freedom

Since this statement was issued, SCOTUS overturned both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. This page will continue being updated with resources as the abortion access landscape changes. On Monday, May 2, a leaked draft opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization confirmed what many reproductive justice and human rights activists both […]

National Lawyers Guild and National Bail Fund Network Release Updated Legal Defense Fund Guide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the National Bail Fund Network (NBFN) have released an updated Legal Defense Fund Guide in response to increased community need for a comprehensive and accessible guide.  Our updated Best Practices for Establishing a Legal Defense Fund guide covers many infrastructure questions a new legal defense fund […]

#FreeJessica: National Lawyers Guild and Water Protector Legal Collective Submit Amicus Brief In 8th Circuit Court of Appeals In Support of Water Protector, Jessica Reznicek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2021 Image from Democracy Now! / @resistline3 Twitter #FreeJessica: National Lawyers Guild and Water Protector Legal Collective Submit Amicus Brief In 8th Circuit Court of Appeals In Support of Water Protector, Jessica Reznicek The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) have filed an amicus brief urging […]

Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook (6th Edition): How to Bring a Federal Lawsuit to Challenge Violations of Your Rights in Prison

Launch: Newly Expanded and Updated Edition of Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook

Important Resource for People in Prison and Their Families Helps Them Challenge Conditions and Abuse  Contact: communications@nlg.org NEW YORK—Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild launched the Sixth Edition of the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook (JLH)—a free legal resource for prisoners and their family members to mount challenges to mistreatment and abuse […]

WPLC, IADL, and NLG file joint Amicus Brief Supporting the Hawaiian Kingdom’s Complaint against the US Requesting a Declaratory Judgment and Effective End of U.S. Occupation

Contact: Natali Segovia, Staff Attorney, WPLC: defense@waterprotectorlegal.orgNLG International Committee: international@nlg.org Honolulu—The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), alongside the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and National Lawyers Guild (NLG), filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief today in support of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s complaint against the United States government, President Joe Biden, and […]

Law Enforcement Targets Water Protectors at Treaty People Gathering Against Line 3 Pipeline; About 200 Arrested

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org On June 7th and 8th, the Treaty People Gathering as part of the Indigenous-led movement to stop Line 3, shut down work at an active Line 3 pump station near the Mississippi headwaters. Thousands of people from across the country gathered together in northern Minnesota to stop Enbridge’s work on […]

90 Organizations and 4600+ Individuals Tell Biden Administration to #DropTheCharges Against BLM Protesters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org Last week, the NLG sent a letter to President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Attorney General Merrick Garland—endorsed by a total of 90 organizations and signed by a total of 4600+ individuals—urging them to dismiss the federal charges against more than 350 anti-racist protesters who participated in last year’s […]

Human Rights and Press Freedom Groups Call on Rep Gregory Meeks (D-WA) to Stop Weapons Sale to Israeli Government Following Attacks on Associated Press and Al Jazeera Offices in Gaza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: press@fightforthefuture.org, 978-852-6457 Following the Israeli military’s bombing of offices of international press outlets including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera, an effort has emerged in Congress to block a planned $735 million weapons sale to the Israeli government, led by Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.).  But […]