DA Drops Death in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

For immediate release: December 6, 2011 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100 x15 New York The Philadelphia district attorney’s office announced today that it will not seek another death sentence for National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Vice President Mumia Abu-Jamal. Under Pennsylvania law, Mr. Abu-Jamal will now be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. […]

Lawyers Challenge Occupy Evictions

For immediate release: November 21, 2011 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100 x15 New York Pushing back against what appears to be a coordinated national crackdown on the Occupy movement, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is bringing preemptive legal challenges to halt Occupy evictions and other attacks on occupiers’ free speech. “From day one of the […]

NLG Publishes Arabic “Know Your Rights” Guide

For immediate release: November 20, 2011 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100 New York In response to the ongoing unwarranted surveillance of Muslim and Arab Americans by local and federal law enforcement agencies, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has published its essential “Know Your Rights” booklet in Arabic. Copies of the 14-page booklet are available free […]

In the Wake of Occupy Crackdown, NLG Taps Feds for Information

For immediate release: November 16, 2011 Mara Verheyden-Hilliard Co-Chair, NLG Mass Defense Committee (202) 232-1180 ext. 202 Washington, D.C. The National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee and the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF)filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests Wednesday with the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of […]

GI Occupiers Get Guidance from Military Law Experts

For immediate release: November 7, 2011 Kathleen Gilberd Executive Director, Military Law Task Force 619-463-2369 New York The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild has released new “Know Your Rights” materials for military members participating in the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests. “We have reports of active-duty GIs, reservists, and veterans taking […]

NLG Initiates Massive Occupy Legal Support Program

For immediate release: October 18, 2011 Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Carol Sobel Co-chairs, Mass Defense Committee communications@nlg.org (202) 232-1180 ext. 202, (310) New York Over the past month the Mass Defense Committee of the National Lawyers Guild has initiated an unprecedented nationwide effort in support of Occupy protests, coordinating hundreds of attorneys, law students, and legal workers […]

Ward Churchill’s Bosses Should Face Liability, National Lawyers Guild Argues

For immediate release: September 12, 2011 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator New York The National Lawyers Guild filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief Monday on behalf of Ward Churchill, the tenured professor fired in retaliation for his essay response to the September 11 attacks. The essay drew a storm of media coverage for […]

NLG Mourns Passing of Debra Evenson

For immediate release: August 16, 2011 Nathan Tempey Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100 x15 New York: The National Lawyers Guild mourns the passing of its former president, Debra Evenson. One of the nation’s foremost authorities on the legal system and institutions of Cuba, Ms. Evenson was Of Counsel with the law firm Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & […]

National Lawyers Guild Launches Support Site for Hacktivists

For immediate release: July 31, 2011 Jamie Munro National Office Staff 212-679-5100 x12 New York: The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) provides legal defense and educational resources to activists who are being targeted as part of the ‘Nerd Scare,’ including individuals alleged to be affiliated with “Anonymous,” LulzSec, and other activists and hacker collectives. The NLG […]

Guild Attorneys Victorious in Internet Free Speech Case

For immediate release: July 17, 2011 Jamie Munro 518-727-6015 New York In a case with precedential value for internet free speech, National Lawyers Guild members Larry Hildes of Bellingham, Washington, Devin Theriot-Orr of Seattle, and Mark Sniderman of Indiana successfully defended several activists who received subpoenas from Mt. Hope Baptist Church demanding they turn over […]