Welcome to NLG’s Member Recap, our monthly virtual newsletter to keep you up-to-date with the latest NLG National, Chapter, and Committee news, programs, and announcements!
New Publications and Resources
NLG’s Updated Know Your Rights Guide is Available Now!
Our updated Know Your Rights booklet is a more comprehensive version of our classic pamphlet, with more information for protesters at higher risk of being targeted by law enforcement. This resource is best to use in advance of an action or demonstration, to give you the kinds of information that will help you know your rights and risks. Because it is much longer than the original version, it may take longer to read.
Print versions of this booklet are not available right now. We will send an email to membership when you can order them.
Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and Events
Upcoming and Ongoing Campaigns
Chapter, Committee, & National Announcements
Opportunities to Get Involved with NLG Committees
NLG’s Mass Incarceration Committee (MIC) needs volunteers for a project in solidarity with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak
The Mass Incarceration Committee (MIC) is recruiting members to join our Defense Committee formed in solidarity with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, the national prisoner group which led the prison strikes of 2018 during their Shut ‘Em Down demonstrations.
We are looking for legal workers and law students who can show up in mutual aid and respond to the leadership of prisoner activists in their fight for liberation. All are welcome, but a preference for folks located in Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, Washington State, Oregon, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, California, and Colorado.
Volunteers will be asked to commit to:
- Offer up to 8 hours a month for a few months beginning in August
- Attendance of an information session with MIC leadership and attorneys
- Sign a confidentiality agreement
- Work in a team collaboratively
- Support attorneys with research, writing, and other logistical support
Please direct inquiries to Jenipher Jones, lead counsel for the JLS International Law Project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NLG Student Spotlight: Celebrating NLG’s Class of 2022 Graduates and Awardees
Congratulations to our student members on a fantastic academic year!
2022 NLG Law Student Awards and Graduates
- J Hallen (University of North Carolina): Davis Society Award
- Heather Kuhn (SUNY Buffalo): The Professor Virginia Leary Award (for outstanding international law) and the Justice M. Delores Denman award (custodial parent)
- Katherine Carroll (Touro Law School): Recipient of Brian Lord Award for Public Interest, Special Contribution to the Touro Law Review, and Special Service to the Bar Award.
- Bryn Sarner (Tulane Law): Award for Highest Pro Bono Hours and Service to the Community at Tulane Law.
- Lauren Romero (Seattle University): Pro Bono Pledge Outstanding Service Award
- Massachusetts NLG Student Awardees: Annemarie Guare (Northeastern), Kylah Clay (Suffolk), and Joan Steffen (Harvard)
- Duke Law D.O.N.E. Awards: The 2022 Duke Outstanding and Noteworthy (D.O.N.E.) Duke NLG won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Civic Discourse for their speaker series on transgender rights.