President’s Column: Colonialism and Unnatural Disasters

By Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President October 30, 2017—These past few months have wreaked havoc on our lives and planet, leaving us to figure out how to respond as ethical citizens and lawyers to some of the most challenging moral dilemmas of our time. I write from Puerto Rico, where the unholy convergence of […]

Penn NLG Statement on Professor Amy Wax

This statement was originally posted to the NLG Penn Law website August 25, and was cited in multiple news pieces. See some of them at The Penn Law chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (Penn NLG) strongly condemns Professor Amy Wax’s recent column and subsequent comments in the Daily Pennsylvanian. In these articles, […]

Right to Travel, Hurricane Irma, and Ending the U.S. Blockade in Cuba

By NLG Cuba Subcommittee For more than 20 years, the NLG Cuba Subcommittee (of the NLG International Committee) has provided free counseling and advice to U.S. travelers to Cuba. We established a network of 50+ practitioners called the “Wall of Lawyers,” throughout the country to provide these services. During the administration of George W. Bush, […]

NLG International Committee: Statement on UNESCO

This statement was originally published at on October 18, 2017. The NLG International Committee denounces in the strongest terms the actions of United States President Donald Trump in withdrawing from UNESCO—the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The withdrawal of the United States from UNESCO in an attempt to suppress and delegitimize global […]

NLG Int’l Commitee Press Conference against US Threats of War in Korean Peninsula

By NLG International Committee On Wednesday, October 18, the National Lawyers Guild International Committee organized a press conference at the Solidarity Center in New York City against U.S. threats of war in the Korean peninsula, especially following President Donald Trump’s threats from the United Nations platform to “destroy” North Korea. Watch the video online. “The […]

NLG Mass Defense Continues on the Frontlines of Resistance

By Jude Ortiz, Mass Defense Committee Chair and King Downing, NLG Mass Defense Director Mass defense work has continued vigorously in support of the protests against the Trump administration and counter-protests against the far right/white supremacists trying to take the streets. In August, MDC members—NLG legal observers, lawyers, and legal workers—were on the ground in […]

NLG’s MLTF Publishes Guide to Challenging Military Sexual Violence

In response to the ongoing crisis of sexual assault and harassment in the US military, the Military Law Task Force (MLTF) of the NLG has published a practical guide for service members entitled, Challenging Military Sexual Violence: A Guide to Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policies in the U S Armed Forces for Servicemembers, MSV […]

NLG Members Awarded for Work in Homrich 9 Case in Detroit

This piece originally appeared as a press release by the Michigan and Detroit NLG. Read a poem by one of the Homrich 9 defendants, “ode to the guild.” On September 23, 2017 members of the NLG Detroit and Michigan Chapter were granted “Legal Water Warriors” awards by the Defendants in the Homrich 9 case at […]

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The following is a poem by one of the Homrich 9, client of NLG Michigan and Detroit Chapter. Read more about the case here. By Jim Perkison, Homrich 9 defendant now comes the legal crew in the city stew of bending the strait to an imperial plot shenanigans royal, emergencies gubernatorial defecation mayoral, desiccation neo-liberal […]

The Life and Legacy of John Thompson

As many of you may know, after 10 years of dedicated service, Brigitt Keller has moved on from her position as Executive Director of the NLG’s National Police Accountability Project (NPAP). We’re pleased to introduce Alison McCrary (NLG Louisiana) as her successor! Welcome, Alison! By Alison McCrary, National Police Accountability Project Executive Director With deep sadness I […]