Member Recap: September 10, 2021

Welcome to the Member Recap, where you can catch up on NLG news from the last two weeks.

Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

Upcoming and Recorded Webinars and Events

On Sunday, September 12 at 12 noon, NLG lawyers and prisoner solidarity activists will gather at the gates of the Soledad Correctional Training Facility (CTF) for a press conference to announce a legal complaint filed by Black prisoners against Warden Craig Koenig and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

RSVP here

The all-virtual “Attica Now” event will feature a recorded introduction from Dr. Angela Davis, a Keynote Presentation from Danny Glover, and MC Jamal Joseph.

Register here

Co-sponsored by National Lawyers Guild chapters at Vermont, Stanford, and Lewis & Clark Law Schools

We live in times of extreme material scarcity, environmental catastrophe, and white supremacist exploitation. Our economic structures have failed us, but there are efforts afoot to develop a new vision for the economy. Is a new, sustainable, and regenerative economy possible, and how could it center democracy, care, cooperation, and justice? What role can lawyers play in supporting this kind of economy and the grassroots movements who are building it?

View the recording here

Max Ajl, author of A People’s Green New Deal, will be leading the opening discussion on climate change, the environment, people’s rights and the rights of ecosystems on Saturday, September 18 (9 am Pacific, 12 pm Eastern). His presentation will be followed by a panel of respondents from the NLG and IADL doing critical and leading Guild work on these important issues.

Register here

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.

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