National Strike Against Kavanaugh

NLG students are organizing the #StrikeAgainstKavanaugh, 10/10-10/12 to impeach Kavanaugh. Join and endorse the strike! Law Students Announce a National Strike Against Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2018 Contact: kavanaughstrikeoc@gmail.com Today, law students released an open letter calling for a national student strike against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. On Wednesday […]

DE-NJ NLG Prisoners’ Legal Advocacy Network (PLAN) Mounts Legal Responses to Widespread Reports of Prisoner Abuses in the Aftermath of the 2018 National Prison Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2018 Contact: Paul Stanley Holdorf, Esq. Melinda R. Patterson, Esq. 908-591-1589 | plan@nlg.org From August 21, 2018 to September 9, 2018, prisoners across the country participated in a peaceful strike to protest steadily deteriorating conditions of confinement in United States prisons. These worsening conditions, such as major cutbacks to prisoner […]

NLG Sends Letter to Honduran Judiciary on Berta Cáceres Murder

Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President president@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is demanding justice and accountability for the March 2, 2016 murder of internationally acclaimed indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres in her home. The NLG sent a letter on July 25 urging the Honduran judiciary to ensure that the upcoming trial […]

Represented by NLG Central VA Attorneys, Redneck Revolt Reaches Settlement in Charlottesville Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—As white nationalists plan for the one-year “anniversary” event commemorating last year’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally, NLG Central Virginia attorneys Jeff Fogel and Pam Starsia signed a consent decree this week officially ending the City of Charlottesville’s lawsuit against anti-racist community defense network Redneck Revolt. The suit characterized Redneck Revolt […]

NLG Condemns Supreme Court’s Attack on Workers’ Rights in Janus Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2018 Contact: K. Dean Hubbard, Jr., NLG Labor and Employment Committee Chair, deanhub@gmail.com With its Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council) decision, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority has overturned a 40-year-old precedent that allows public sector unions, like private sector unions, to charge non-members—who they are required by […]

Haitian Legal Organization & NLG Debut Country’s First Legal Observers at May Day Protests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Contact: Nicole Phillips, IJDH Staff Attorney – Nicole@ijdh.org Jeanne Mirer, NLG International Committee Co-Chair and IADL President– Jeanne@jmirerlaw.com King Downing, NLG Director of Mass Defense – king@nlg.org PORT-AU-PRINCE—On May 1, Haitian public interest law firm Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), sent its first group of trained legal observers to […]

NLG Foundation Heading to South Korea to Support Peace Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Contact: Daniel McGee, NLG Foundation Managing Director – nlgfoundation@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild Foundation is headed to Seoul, South Korea this week with a group of seven U.S. lawyers and legal workers who work on various human and civil rights issues. The delegation, sponsored by the International Committee of […]

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 […]

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 […]