Welcome to the Member Recap, where you can catch up on NLG news from the last two weeks.
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Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and Events
National, Chapter, and Committee Statements and News
NLG Students Prepare for DisOrientation
As the 2021-22 academic year begins, NLG student chapters are busy introducing the Guild to incoming and returning law students! National Office staff are working with our 130+ law school chapters to distribute the updated NLG Disorientation Manual and prepare for tabling, meetings, and DisO events. Stay tuned for more information about city-wide Disorientation events this September and October!
The Stanford NLG Chapter put together a Letter to Incoming Progressive/Radical Students, which you can view here.
Photo: University of North Carolina NLG Chapter
Sign Onto the NLG International Committee Letter in Support of Steven Donziger
This open letter and sign-on statement is initiated by the National Lawyers Guild International Committee and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.
We welcome all signatures from lawyers and legal organizations in the United States and internationally.
PLEASE SIGN BEFORE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 at 6 PM Pacific Time (9 PM Eastern time) for submission to Judge Preska on Monday, September 13.
NLG Partner Events
Jailhouse Lawyers Speak Shut ‘Em Down Demonstrations
The NLG is proud to endorse Jailhouse Lawyers Speak‘s call for demonstrations in solidarity with the Shut Em Down call to action.
We’ve compiled a non-exhaustive list of local Shut Em Down events for folks to plug into. Many of these events are not directly hosted or organized by an NLG chapter or committee, but are a part of the call to action we endorsed.
National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) Law Enforcement Accountability Project CLE
The National Conference of Black Lawyers’ Law Enforcement Accountability Project (LEAP) is a legal education program designed to train a cadre of lawyers to file civil suits in Federal Court on behalf of the victims of police misconduct and to educate the community activists to know their rights, especially during these protests.
Those taking this training will receive 4 CLE credits to maintain their license to practice law and are encouraged to work with members of their communities as legal advocates in the fight against police brutality.