Resources for Arrestees

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WERE ARRESTED: If you or someone you know was arrested in LA at George Floyd Solidarity protests, please have the arrestee fill out this form to be included in our mass defense network (if they have not already done so). BAIL SUPPORT: Most people in LA are getting out of […]

Federal Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of George Floyd Solidarity Protesters

Black Lives Matter of Los Angeles (BLM-LA) and Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN) just filed a federal class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for excessive force and civil rights violations against George Floyd Solidarity protesters. The suit seeks damages, declaratory, and injunctive relief on behalf of a class of thousands […]

Support for George Floyd Solidarity Protesters

Thousands of George Floyd Solidarity protesters have been arrested, held for long periods of detention, and have been subject to physical force by police.  The situation is rapidly evolving, and we are figuring out the ways NLG can be most supportive. Here are several resources: WHAT TO DO IF YOU WERE ARRESTED: If you or someone […]

Ask an Attorney Hour – Know Your Rights During COVID-19

ASK QUESTIONS TO A HOUSING / TENANTS’ RIGHTS ATTORNEY! In response to community need, we’ll be hosting a weekly “Ask an Attorney” hour where tenants can ask questions to housing and workers’ rights attorneys. You can tune in Thursday’s at 5pm using the call-in information below. HERE IS A LINK to spread the word to your friends […]

You Are Invited – 2020 NLG-LA Annual Dinner!

Dear Friend of the Guild,  Due to the ongoing health crisis, this year’s NLG-LA Annual Awards Dinner will be held in a virtual format on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 5:00pm. While we had hoped to convene in person, it looks like it will not be safe to hold large gatherings by August. The annual […]

NLG-LA 2019 Year In Review

Dear Guild Members, We hope this letter finds you well. It is time again for our annual membership renewal drive, and we are excited to update you on the Guild’s work. In the face of federal policies that oppress the most vulnerable, chip away human rights, tear apart families, offend human dignity, and threaten the […]

Fellowship Opportunities with the Guild!

NLG-LA FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES NLG-LA seeks to sponsor candidates for Soros, school-based, and other fellowships for the 2020-2021 term. Specifically, NLG-LA seeks a fellow to lead its work with Court Watch Los Angeles–an exciting new coalition campaign that monitors the region’s criminal court system. NLG-LA also seeks winter 2019 and spring 2020 extern applicants to support […]

Announcing the 2019 NLG-LA Awards Banquet

Dear Friend of the Guild, You are cordially invited to participate in this year’s National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles (NLG-LA) Annual Awards Dinner. As NLG-LA’s biggest event of the year, the Annual Awards Dinner is a memorable celebration that brings together hundreds of attorneys, legal workers and allies to recognize our accomplishments as a community. ***CLICK […]

2019 NLG-LA Board Election!

Dear Members, It is time again for our chapter’s annual Board of Directors election. Your vote is important, as members elect the Guild’s leadership. This year, we have an immensely impressive, talented and diverse line-up of board candidates. It looks like this will also be a very large board, which will help make 2019 a […]