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 […]


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 […]

The NLG LA Condemns the Outrageous Military-Style Raid by the California Highway Patrol against Homeless Families on Thanksgiving Eve

The National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles (“NLG-LA”) denounces the brutal force used by the California Highway Patrol (“CHP”) to evict homeless families who had taken shelter on Thanksgiving eve in homes owned by the State of California that have been sitting vacant for decades. After the organization known as Reclaim and Rebuild Our Community […]

Federal Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of George Floyd Solidarity Protesters

Black Lives Matter of Los Angeles (BLM-LA) and Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN) just filed a federal class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for excessive force and civil rights violations against George Floyd Solidarity protesters. The suit seeks damages, declaratory, and injunctive relief on behalf of a class of thousands […]

Support for George Floyd Solidarity Protesters

Thousands of George Floyd Solidarity protesters have been arrested, held for long periods of detention, and have been subject to physical force by police.  The situation is rapidly evolving, and we are figuring out the ways NLG can be most supportive. Here are several resources: WHAT TO DO IF YOU WERE ARRESTED: If you or someone […]