About Us

What is the National Lawyers Guild?

“The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is the nation’s oldest and largest progressive bar association and was the first one in the United States of America to be racially integrated. Our mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights over property interests. This is achieved through the work of our members, and the Guild’s numerous organizational committees, caucuses and projects, reflecting a wide spectrum of intersectional issues. Guild members effectively network and hone their legal skills in order to help create change at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.”

Who are the current Officers and At-Large Board Members of the Seattle Chapter?  

Currently, the Seattle Chapter Officers and At-Large Board Members are:

  • Phil Chinn (President)
  • Mike Schueler (Vice-President)
  • Alex Daye (Student Vice-President)
  • Darius Fullmer (Treasurer)
  • Ariana Headrick (Secretary)
  • Diane Paul (At-Large Board Member)
  • Grainne Griffiths (At-Large Board Member)
  • Neil Fox (At-Large Board Member)

How do I join the Seattle Chapter? 

Thank you for your interest!  We’re looking forward to meeting you and to further expanding our local network of legal professionals, attorneys, paralegals, and law students.

Please send an email to nationallawyersguildseattle@gmail.com to express your interest. Our recruitment liasion will reach out to you with more information.

How do I join the nationwide National Lawyers Guild? 

Please click on the “Join” button located at the top of the screen and follow the instructions: https://www.nlg.org/.

How do I contact the Seattle Chapter? 

Please send an email to nationallawyersguildseattle@gmail.com. As always, please be mindful that this may not be a secure method of communication.