National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles Statement Against Overturning Roe v. Wade and in Support of Comprehensive Reproductive Freedom

National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles (NLG LA) strongly condemns today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (Docket No. 19-1392) to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case protecting people’s autonomy in seeking an abortion, as well as Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Furthermore, we urgently denounce the […]

DisOrientation 2021

Join us for NLG-LA’s Virtual Disorientation Retreat Saturday, October 16th from 9:30am PST to 4:30pm PST. At the beginning of each academic year, NLG student chapters from SoCal based law schools organize a “DisOrientation” retreat to introduce the wider student body to the NLG and “people’s lawyering” in general. You can check out this year’s […]

NLG-LA condemns the Los Angeles City Council’s decision to pass a new protest ordinance designed to chill First Amendment Activity

The National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles condemns the Los Angeles City Council’s decision to pass, without discussion, an ill-conceived and needless ordinance prohibiting protest activity within 300 feet of a residential dwelling. It is clear that this new law, which carries a penalty of up to $1,000 for each violation, is intended to chill […]

Meet NLG-LA’s New Executive Director

The National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles is thrilled to welcome Krithika Santhanam as our new Executive Director. Krithika joined NLG-LA in 2020 as the head of the Mass Defense Committee, to oversee the organization’s criminal defense and legal support work on behalf of protestors and movement partners. Before joining NLG-LA, Krithika served as a […]

NLG LA Condemns LAPD’s Militant Use of Force against Protestors Advocating on Behalf of Unhoused Residents at Echo Park Lake

Last night, more than 200 people gathered in Echo Park to exercise their First Amendment Rights to protest the Los Angeles Police Department’s (“LAPD”) massive sweep of the houseless encampment community at Echo Park Lake. They were met by several hundred LAPD officers in riot gear who proceeded to brutalize, kettle, and detain not only […]


Civil Rights Attorneys, Public Defenders, Social Justice Organizers, Religious Leaders, Movement Partners, Crime Survivors, and Directly Impacted Communities Strongly Support Mr. Gascón’s New Policy Directives On November 3, 2020, Los Angeles voters elected George Gascón as the new District Attorney (DA) by a clear majority and, in doing so, delivered a powerful mandate to shift […]