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 […]

The NLG LA’s Mass Protest Defense Committee Gets Beverly Hills To Dismiss Unconstitutional Criminal Charges Against Protestors

On June 26, 2020, over two dozen protestors marching in Beverly Hills in support of Black lives  and to protest the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were arrested by the  Beverly Hills Police Department (“BHPD”) and held overnight, and for nearly a full additional  day, in custody. When they were finally released, […]

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 […]

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 […]