President’s Column: Spring/Summer 2019

By Elena Cohen, NLG President As we reach the halfway point of 2019, taking time to reflect on the Guild’s accomplishments and ongoing work proves necessary. In times of deepening crisis, uncertainty, and wide scale injustice, the Guild and its members have consistently mounted resistance through its vibrant network of those who value human rights […]

NLG in Coalition Across Movements

By Traci Yoder, NLG Research & Education Director Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been an alarming increase in the level of repression against activists as well as an upsurge in organizing to address these troubling trends. The Guild has joined multiple national coalitions designed to protect the right to protest, […]

UCLA NLG Hosts Second Annual Liberation Lawyering Conference

By Sasha Novis, Student National Vice President & UCLA NLG NLG law students from across Southern California hosted the second annual Liberation Lawyering Conference at UCLA School of Law on March 2, 2019. Entirely planned and run by students, the event encouraged conversation between attorneys, students, and non-attorney organizers, uplifting voices and topics not traditionally […]

Pipeline Fight Update from Wisconsin

By Patricia (PK) Hammel, NLG Madison Madison NLG attorney Patricia (PK) Hammel is currently representing seven landowners from Dane County, Wisconsin who sued Enbridge Energy to enforce a pollution insurance requirement the county put into Enbridge’s conditional use permit. The landowners and county won in the state Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court […]

NLG International Committee Announces New Hawaiian Kingdom Subcommittee

By Steve Laudig, Dr. Keanu Sai, Martha Schmidt, NLG Hawaiian Kingdom Subcommittee Co-Chairs The Hawaiian Kingdom Subcommittee was established by the NLG International Committee in San Francisco during its annual retreat on March 3, 2019. The Subcommittee has two projects for 2019. The first is to educate Committee and Guild members on the Hawaiian Kingdom’s […]

On The Ground Running: Broadening the Scope of NLG Trainings

By Andy Izenson, NLG-NYC Chapter President This January, the NYC chapter of the NLG hosted its second day-long protest support training for legal and activist communities, “On the Ground Running: Protest Support in the Streets and in the Courts.” As last year’s chapter VP, and current President, I am passionate about collaborating with Executive Director […]