[CLE WEBINAR] Federal Repression of Activists & Their Lawyers: Legal & Ethical Strategies to Defend Our Movements

UPDATE 7/17/20: The recorded webinar is available for streaming here. Register: bit.ly/FederalRepressionWebinar Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 — 7 pm ET/4 pm PT Description: This program will involve a discussion of current and historical federal harassment of both activists and lawyers working for social change; the unmet needs of both activists and lawyers in many […]

Police Targeting NLG Legal Observers at Black Lives Matter Protests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org Since protests have spread to all 50 states in response to the police murders of George Floyd and countless other Black people, law enforcement has responded with a violent show of force against protestors as well as journalists, street medics, and legal support. Multiple National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Legal Observers […]

NLG Statement on the President’s Unlawful Declaration of Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization

Contact: communications@nlg.org In the long history of protest, governments have often sought to discredit political activists who challenge the status quo. President Donald Trump’s recent declaration, that “antifa”—shorthand for “anti-fascist”—is a domestic terrorist organization, is no departure from this tradition. As protests continue to erupt around the country in response to the murder of George […]

NLG Condemns Violent Police Response to Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide

Scroll down for additional links and resources. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org NOTE: As this press release was being published, we learned about James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black man, shot and killed during a protest last night in Omaha, NE by an alleged white supremacist yelling racial slurs. Support the Scurlock family at this GoFundMe […]

NLG in Solidarity with Minneapolis Following Police Killing of George Floyd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org MINNEAPOLIS—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is in active solidarity with the people of Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, by a Minneapolis Police Department officer on May 25. Thousands of people took to the streets in outrage and mourning in the first spontaneous, major protest […]

New Jersey NLG Stands In Solidarity with #FreeThemAll #DetentionIsDeadly

Contact: Stanley Holdorf, Esq. / 833-654-7526, ext. 1. Allies everywhere can participate digitally in the 24-hour vigil at Elizabeth, New Jersey Detention Center that begins on Saturday, 5/16/2020  The Immigration Rights Committee and Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network of the Delaware-New Jersey National Lawyers Guild have endorsed the 24-hour vigil at the Elizabeth Detention Center that […]

NLG LEC: May Day Demands During COVID-19 & Beyond

The following statement was prepared by the NLG Labor and Employment Committee: The NLG expresses solidarity with workers and communities across the globe who are mobilizing on May Day 2020.  Around the globe, International Workers Day is a day of celebration of the working class movement and its achievements. It is also a day to […]

NLG to Harvard Law: Drop Investigation Against Student Activists

To: Harvard Law Administrative Board The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on Harvard Law administrators to drop the ongoing investigation against Harvard Law students Amanda Chan (JD ‘20), Anna Nathanson (JD ‘20), and Felipe Hernández (JD ‘20) regarding allegations that they violated the Law School’s Protest and Dissent Guidelines and Community Principles for participating in […]

NEW: Persian/Farsi Know Your Rights Handbook!

Just in time for #NoWarWithIran actions, we’re thrilled to release the Persian/Farsi translation of our “Know Your Rights” (KYR) handbook. A HUGE thank you to the Iranian American Bar Association – New York Chapter for this translation! In addition to Persian, our KYR handbooks are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, and Bengali. All of […]