National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. Through its members--lawyers, law students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and committees--the Guild works locally, nationally and internationally as an effective political and social force in the service of the people.

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Monday, February 13, 2017
25 Legal Organizations to Hold #LawStrikesBack Actions at Courthouses Nationwide During F17 General Strike
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is organizing a day of action for the legal community to express our solidarity with the growing movements against the new regime and its white supremacist agenda. On February 17 at 1 PM EST , lawyers, legal workers, law students, and law professors will gather in...
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
NLG Preparing Legal Support for #J20 Inaugural Protests
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is coordinating with the DC NLG Chapter in preparation for anticipated mass protests at the upcoming 58 th Presidential Inauguration and related protests taking place January 19-21, 2017 . Large numbers of protestors (and counter-protestors) are expected to converge...
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Monday, November 28, 2016
Water Protector Legal Collective Files Suit for Excessive Force against Peaceful Protesters
Today, the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC-formerly Red Owl), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), filed suit in US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against peaceful Water...
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Friday, October 14, 2016
Law Enforcement Arrest 29 Water Protectors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Continue to Target Journalists Covering DAPL
Attorneys with the Red Owl Legal Collective (ROLC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) call on North Dakota law enforcement to respect freedom of press and the First Amendment rights of Water Protectors resisting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) . This comes as officers from the...
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
National Lawyers Guild Adopts Resolution Supporting Prison Abolition
Following the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Law for the People Convention in October, NLG membership adopted a resolution calling for the dismantling and abolition of all prisons and of all aspects of systems and institutions that support, condone, create, fill, or protect prisons. The U.S...
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Monday, November 23, 2015
Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Over Police Brutality Against Black Lives Matter Protesters
Eleven people who were clubbed, teargassed, slammed to the ground, shot with impact munitions or groundlessly arrested by the police during a December 6, 2014, Berkeley demonstration sued the City of Berkeley, then-City Manager Christine Daniel, Chief Michael Meehan, the City of Hayward, and...
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Friday, August 21, 2015
In Effort to Stifle Dissent, St. Louis County Charges At Least 100 Protesters One Year Later
In a surprise move, just before the statute of limitations was about to expire, St. Louis County Counselor Peter Krane filed charges last week against at least 100 people who were arrested a year ago peacefully protesting the murder of Michael Brown outside of the Ferguson Police Department. After...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
National Lawyers Guild Provides Critical Support for Demonstrators in Ferguson, Condemns State of Emergency
Police violently cracked down on activists yesterday after imposing a State of Emergency in St. Louis County in an effort to stifle protest commemorating the murder of Michael Brown one year ago. More than 150 people were arrested in multiple demonstrations across the St. Louis area, including at...
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Tuesday, May 05, 2015
NLG Files Urgent Appeal Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Citing Life-Threatening Denial of Medical Care to Mumia Abu-Jamal
Members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Heidi Boghosian and Natsu Saito, with Kathleen Cleaver of the Human Rights Research Fund, today delivered an Urgent Appeal Request on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal to Juan Méndez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. The Request addresses the...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
NLG Calls on President Obama to Withdraw Executive Order Declaring Venezuela National Security Threat
On March 8, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13692, which declared a national emergency, calling Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” and imposed sanctions on several Venezuelan officials. Now that he has...
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