Are you looking to join your local Chapter?
Chapters are run by volunteer members like yourself! Though it varies, the majority of chapters focus on mass defense efforts like legal observing and providing “Know Your Rights” trainings, running jail support hotlines, and finding representation for protesters. Some chapters are a lot more active than others, and some have vibrant local committees outside of mass defense. Many times a chapter can be very active for a period and then become dormant for the next. Our largest and most active chapters are our “Staffed Chapters” of NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Michigan, and Massachusetts.
If you would like to hear more about getting involved in a particular chapter as a member, reach out using the contact information listed below. If you do not hear back within a few days, email the National Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in becoming more involved with the NLG but don’t have a chapter near you? Contact email@example.com to learn about starting a chapter in your area!
Are you looking for Mass Defense support?
If you’d like to request Legal Observers® (LOs) for an action or learn about other forms of social movement mass defense support, scroll down to reach out to your nearest NLG chapter! If you cannot get in contact or have any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to reach our Director of Mass Defense. However, each individual chapter dispatches their own LOs.
NOTE: Some local NLG chapters operate Legal Support Hotlines, which you can find below by clicking on a specific chapter. These hotlines are staffed by volunteers, and operate at the request of community members. If you’re planning an action with a high risk of arrest, contact your local NLG chapter ahead of time if you’d like to request Legal Observers® or other forms of demonstration support.
Pro Tip: It is a good idea to write the number on your body in permanent marker ahead of the demonstration.
Looking for even more mass defense resources?
All Current NLG Chapters
NLG Chapters are organized into regions. Click on a region below to see the local chapters and their contact information to connect to a chapter near you!
- Northwest Region
- Far West Region
- Southwest Region
- Texoma Region
- Southern Region
- Midwest Region
- Mideast Region
- Mid-Atlantic Region
- Northeast Region