NLG-LA to Honor LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin at Annual Awards Gala

The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-LA) will honor Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin at the upcoming NLG-LA Annual Awards Gala on December 4th. Bonin will deliver the keynote address. Last weekend, audio was leaked that revealed racist comments made by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Gil Cedillo, and Kevin […]

NLG LA Statement on Certification of Class Action Lawsuit

The National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles (NLG-LA) is excited about the United States District Court’s decision to certify the classes in Black Lives Matter et. al. v. City of Los Angeles et. al. This is an incredibly important victory that recognizes the collective brutality of the Los Angeles Police Department’s response to the protests […]

NLG-LA Issues Statement Responding to LA Times Article

The National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles (NLG-LA) has strong concerns about a recent article in the Los Angeles Times entitled, “California aims to shut up bullies and other bad actors so democracy can thrive.” We believe that framing concerned community members and protestors as “bullies and bad actors” who threaten democracy is both unnecessarily […]

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 […]

Dear Guild Members, Allies, and Friends: The Annual Awards Celebration means a lot to our members and is the Guild’s main source of funding. While we hoped to be celebrating in person with you this year, due to the ongoing pandemic and recent surge in cases, we will be hosting this year’s awards gala virtually […]

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 […]