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 […]
Category Archives: News
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 […]
NLG-LA Legal Observers Support Migrant Caravan
A team of legal observers from National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles was on hand to support the migrant caravan and associated protests on April 28th and 29th, 2018. The migrant caravan is made up of two hundred refugees fleeing violence in Central America. Their pilgrimage to the U.S. border to request asylum drew international attention […]
NLG-LA Statement on ICE Intimidation
The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild condemns the government’s ongoing campaign to intimidate immigration lawyers from representing their clients. On January 4, 2018, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents intruded into the immigration law offices of Amoachi & Johnson, PLLC, ignoring signs stating that ICE agents were prohibited there, to personally […]
Dec 5th: Nazis Out! Fighting Today’s Neo-Fascist Movement
One of the gravest threats to America today is the re-birth and growth of the hateful neo-Fascistic and White Supremacist movement. It presents a challenge to the survival of political discourse in America; a challenge that progressive forces, employing varying strategies and tactics, are meeting head on. The National Lawyers Guild is also on the […]
Support/Join the International Tribunal Delegation to Mexico!
The National Lawyers Guild and its upcoming delegation to Mexico will be participating in the International Tribunal of Conscience which will take place in Mexico from September 23-30, 2017. This Tribunal will take place at the site of the Ayotzinapa school were 43 students were disappeared in September 2014 while on their way to a demonstration. This […]
The Los Angeles NLG needs your help to protect our free speech in the streets!
Every year NLG-LA shows up at countless protests, actions and demonstrations across Southern California protecting our free speech. We are constantly looking for more people to help us! Legal Observing is designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional disruption or interference by the police and with the […]
#Law4thePeople 80th Anniversary Convention
Join us in Washington, D.C. this summer as we celebrate 80 years of#Law4thePeople! We’re offering dozens of timely panels, workshops, CLEs and social events focused on movement law and effective resistance amidst the current political climate—and of course, parties and social events! *Find info on programming, accommodations, sponsorships, and more atnlg.org/convention!* We’re thrilled to have […]
Attorneys Heading to LAX to monitor Reinstated Travel Ban
PRESS ADVISORY (REVISED) Due to the recent announcement that the Muslim Travel Ban will not go into affect until 5pm PST tomorrow Thurs. June 29, the attorneys will be there beginning at 2pm and remain as needed. It may take hours after 5pm for us to assess whether there is any substantial local impact. If your outlet is […]