DisOrientation 2020 Webinar Recordings

As part of this year’s DisOrientation, an annual event when NLG student chapters hold events to introduce their student body to the NLG and “people’s lawyering” in general, the National Office organized these two webinars to welcome progressive and radical law students to the school year and offer resources and support virtually. Watch “Movement Lawyering […]

NLG-PDX Chapter Statement on Federal Troops in Portland

The following was originally published on nlg.org June 22, 2020. After the police killing of George Floyd, tens of thousands of Portland residents have continued to engage in daily demonstrations against police violence and in support of the movement for Black lives. In response, the Portland Police and Multnomah County Sheriffs have used unnecessary and […]

2020 Digital #Law4thePeople Convention Recap

Dear NLG Family, Thank you all so much for being a part of the first ever, all digital #Law4thePeople convention! Although we couldn’t be together in person, these past two weeks have been a wonderful opportunity to build, reflect, and strategize on moving forward in our work to fight for a better world. Thanks to […]

2020 #Law4thePeople Keynote and Awardees

NLG Minnesota Chapter: Law for the People Award The NLG Minnesota Chapter is honored to accept this award in recognition of the legalsupport we have provided to the people who have been in the streets pushing back against the police state in response to the brutal and tragic murder of George Floyd. We saw unprecedented […]

NLG 2020 Voting Results

Many thanks to the record-breaking 477 total NLG members who participated in this year’s online voting process! The votes on the 2020 election, proposed amendments, and resolutions have been counted and membership verified by the National Office. They are: National Vice-President Election: (Ken Montenegro, incumbent v. Jilisa Milton) Winner: Jilisa Milton (72%) In addition, we […]

NLG Minnesota Condemns MPD For Mass Arrest of Hundreds in Election Protest, Including Minors

MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-MN) and the Legal Rights Center (LRC) stand in solidarity with the hundreds of demonstrators kettled and arbitrarily arrested last night on I-94. These protesters gathered to demand that all votes be counted—a fundamental tenet of a political system that claims to be democratic. At the direction […]

Power to the People! NLG Responds to 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Results

The following statement was posted to nlg.org on November 7, 2020 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 […]

Remembering Beloved NLG Member, Karen Weill

by Larry Hildes, longtime NLG member from Bellingham, WA On the early morning of March 10, I lost my wife, my work partner, my political comrade, my partner in a hundred ways I can name and at least as many that there are no words for. We were married just short of 20 years and […]

In Memoriam: Jeffrey (Jeff) Goldstein

Jeffrey Goldstein (August 17, 1944 – August 28, 2020)—a dedicated and tenacious attorney, civil rights advocate, judge, father, husband, brother, and friend to so many—passed away peacefully following surgery, with his wife and daughters at his side. With the support of dedicated doctors, nurses, and caregivers at Kaiser Permanente and St. Joseph Hospital, he had […]