NLG Membership E-Cards: Give the Gift of the Guild!

NEW FOR 2019: Gift a Guild membership! Whatever the occasion—birthday, law school graduation, a new job— send a personalized greeting card covering one year of NLG membership to that special attorney, law student, or legal worker in your life!    

Haywood Burns Fellow Commits Career to Detention Work

By Denali Wilson, 2018 NLG Hawyood Burns Fellow This summer I had the privilege of spending 12 weeks collaborating with the Santa Fe Dreamers Project and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center as an NLG Haywood Burns Memorial Fellow. During that time, I worked at the Cibola County Correctional Center. Once a federal prison, Cibola […]

NLG Launches Members-Only Job Board

Announcing a new benefit of NLG membership: the members-only job board! Login to with your credentials and go to to view social justice-based job openings shared by NLG members for fellow attorneys, paralegals, organizers and legal workers. Do you know of a job opportunity that’d be of interest to Guild members? Send job […]

NLG-Buffalo Members Win Lawsuit Requiring Accurate Reporting of Serious Jail Incidents

[Content note: The article below mentions suicide.] By Drew Friedfertig, NLG-Buffalo As attorneys on the left, we know that each of us has a responsibility to use our legal training and skills to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our society to fight back against systemic oppression and a legal system geared toward profit, […]

Book Review: Follow the Money

Book Review by Roger Stoll, NLG SF Bay Area Chapter FOLLOW THE MONEY: Radio Voices for Peace and Justice. Pacifica Radio Network KPFA’s Flashpoints Interviews 2009-2016 by Dennis J. Bernstein. Foreword by Mumia Abu-Jamal. Selected, transcribed and edited by Riva Enteen. Dedicated to Robert Parry. (2018, Left Coast Press) Recently on Dennis Bernstein’s Flashpoints on […]

Here’s What You Made Possible in 2018!

We are so grateful to all our members in joining us to fight back against the increasing attacks on our lives and communities. As we look back on 2018, we are overwhelmed by how much you have made possible with your support! By making a year–end donation today, you will ensure we can continue to defend human rights over […]

Announcing the NLG Foundation Guild Grants Recipients

By Daniel McGee, NLG Foundation Managing Director In 2014, the National Lawyers Guild Foundation (NLGF) launched the Guild Grants Program to support NLG chapters, committees and projects through small grants. The Foundation’s main goal in providing these grants is to build the Guild by funding innovative projects that will lead to an increase in membership […]

BEYOND BARS: The Jailhouse Lawyer Initiative

Dear Defenders of Justice, Are you currently assigned, or have been (during your current term of incarceration), to the law library as a certified law clerk in a state or federal prison within the United States? Are you known as a “jailhouse lawyer” at your institution? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, […]

BEYOND BARS: Revolutionary Greetings

By Jennifer Gann Soledad, CA Dear friends and comrades, Revolutionary greetings from behind enemy lines in so-called California (occupied Chumas and other tribal territory), where I remain in captivity. I would like to introduce myself to fellow NLG members and Jailhouse Lawyers, and tell you about some of my work. My name is Jennifer Gann. […]