Beyond Bars: Hard at Work

I am enslaved (pursuant to the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States) by commitment to the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC). Prisoners in the FDC are required by state statute and FDC rule (not more than 60 hours per week) to work, but few are compensated for the myriad of jobs performed […]

Human Rights Advocacy – Legal Empowerment Toolkit Series

The Legal Empowerment Toolkit Series is a project of the Jailhouse Lawyers Initiative (JLI). Please write to us at the address below if you are interested in receiving detailed legal education and empowerment curriculum. We will add you to the JLI network and send modules and newsletters on a regular basis.   JLI works to ensure […]

Federal Court in Hawai‘i Acknowledges Its Authority Is In Question After Granting Leave for Amicus Brief Filed by Guild Members

In December of 2019, the Guild membership passed a resolution submitted by the Hawaiian Kingdom Subcommittee calling “upon the United States of America immediately to begin to comply with international humanitarian law in its prolonged and illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Islands.” On January 13, 2020, the Guild then called “upon the United States to immediately begin […]

Announcing the 2021 Guild Grants Recipients

The NLG Foundation (NLGF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Guild Grants! Now in its seventh year, the Guild Grants Program continues to support NLG chapters, committees and projects by providing small grants to help build the Guild. Thanks to the generosity of Guild members and donors, the maximum grant amount was […]

Announcing the 2022 Haywood Burns Fellows

The NLG National Office is thrilled to introduce our 2022 Haywood Burns Fellowshiprecipients! The Fellowships sponsor law students and legal workers to spend the summer working for public interest organizations across the country in order to build their legal skills, strengthen their long-term commitment to social justice, and provide much-needed legal support to under-served communities. […]

NLG San Francisco – Bay Area: Year in Review

The past year has brought new and immense challenges. We have faced the loss and isolation of COVID and the inequity it has laid even more bare. We have felt the urgency and threat of environmental devastation and injustice, and survived an administration that fueled and advanced fascism and white nationalism. We have also seen […]

NLG Military Law Taskforce Responds to DOD Guidance on Extremism

The MLTF has released the following statement about the DoD’s Dec. 20 release of an updated instruction on extremism in the military: After months of delay and empty promises, the Department of Defense has finally adopted an expanded policy on extremist activity in the military. The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild is […]

NLG Portland Chapter: Expunge Records Oregon Project

By Emilie JungeNLG-PDX We are a group of lawyers, students and volunteers who are helping people expunge their eligible criminal records throughout Oregon. Included in this project are: The Rural Oregon Expungement Project, headed by Michael Zhang, Leni Tupper, Co-director of the PCC Clear Clinic, Emilie Junge, pro bono criminal justice attorney, and numerous students […]

Funding Opportunities for Jailhouse Lawyers

by Ursula Curiosa     Greetings, Beloved Guildies!  I have good news to share regarding two ways to aid people in getting some money:  (1) updating one’s address with the Infernal Revenue Service, and (2) writing for the Breaking Point Project.       See my essay “Let’s Get Stimulated: Reflections on Scholl et al. v. Mnuchin et […]