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 […]

Annual Membership Drive – Join the Guild!

Friends of the Guild, 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 livability of our climate, our work […]

Photos and Honoree Histories – Winter Awards Party 2018

The NLG-LA Winter Awards Party, on December 1, 2018, honored some of our longtime Guild members who have been with the Guild for four to five decades and have built it into what it is today. More than one hundred friends of the Guild came together to celebrate the rich history of the chapter. This was […]

NLG-LA Legal Observers Support Migrant Caravan

NLG-LA Condemns Trump’s Unconstitutional Promise to End Birthright Citizenship 

National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles (NLG-LA) Condemns Trump’s Unconstitutional Promise to End Birthright Citizenship We at National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles (NLG-LA) are appalled by Donald Trump’s statement that he intends to sign an executive order which would “remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S.-soil.” We unequivocally […]

2018 NLG-LA Voter Guide!

Dear Guild Members and Friends A lot is at stake on November 6th. Big changes are needed in our region, state and nation to protect human rights, dismantle state violence and oppression, and ensure a livable climate. Despite the limitations of the ballot box, there are important initiatives that deserve our attention and our vote. Notably, our […]

The Bleeding Edge Documentary Film Poster

Lawyers Guild Show returns this Wednesday at 2:00pm! (KPFK 90.7 FM)

See also: The Lawyers Guild Show, Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. on KPFK 90.7. Join Jim Lafferty on his first post-summer holiday edition of the The Lawyers Guild radio show on September 5th. The show will feature a discussion of Bleeding Edge, an expose film about the lack of regulation of the billion dollar medical devices industry–medical devices […]

Mentor Mentee

Join the Guild Mentorship Program!

The Guild’s strength comes from collaborations and friendships between the incredible radical attorneys, legal workers, and activists in our ranks. We are asking all members to consider joining the Guild’s new mentorship program to form a meaningful bond with another Guild member. SIGN UP AS A GUILD MENTOR OR MENTEE: What: Our Next Generation Committee (NextGen) […]

NLG Attorneys Sue Adelanto Detention Center

NLG Attorneys Sue Adelanto Detention Center

From the NLG-LA Executive Board:  The local police union and certain Los Angeles City politicians  and have asked city voters to adopt Charter Amendment C, asserting that the proposed amendment would increase police accountability. In reality, Charter Amendment C will ensure that police officers evade accountability for their misconduct and illegal practices. The Los Angeles […]

Know Your Workplace Rights

Workers Know Your Rights booklet now available!

It is crucial that as workers, immigrants, community members, activists, and legal workers, we know our rights. The Know Your Rights booklet is a powerful tool, made even more so by the internet, which is why NLG distributes these resources. All workers—citizens and non-citizens, documented and undocumented—have rights that protect them at work. This booklet […]

The 2018 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala was One for the Books

On June 10th, 2018, the National Lawyers Guild – Los Angeles Chapter hosted its largest annual awards program yet! Nearly 450 people joined the celebration at the Pasadena Hilton to recognize 6 civil rights attorneys who embody and defend the goals of NLG – to elevate human rights over property rights. Pictures of the Event […]