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Why Become a Member of the National Lawyer’s Guild?

As a member of the National Lawyers Guild, you stand with thousands of attorneys, jailhouse lawyers, legal workers and community members who have dedicated their lives and careers to the proposition that human rights are more important than property rights.

Members are the Guild’s lifeblood and determine the Guild’s future. Without the support and countless volunteer hours we receive from members, we would not exist. Please join our ranks and help us create a more just world. Please join/renew today. It is an honor to work by your side for justice.

What Are the Benefits of Guild Membership?

  • Free listing in our national referral directory
  • Access to members only content on nlg.org (e.g. webinars, organizing tools, and other resources)
  • Eligibility to participate in conversations on member-only email lists for NLG committeeschapters, and regions
  • Eligibility to vote in Guild elections, run for elected office (locally and nationally), and propose organizational resolutions
  • Eligibility to apply for fellowships, such the Weinglass and Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowships
  • Discounts for our annual Law for the People Convention and its CLEs
  • Subscriptions to our publications, Guild Notes and NLG Review, and eligibility to submit articles to both
  • Media exposure for your Guild-related work
  • Most importantly, developing connections with a community of radical legal professionals!

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There are two ways to sign up as a member

NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD Membership Form


The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild strongly encourages and welcomes membership and participation by people of all gender and sex identifications, people of color, adherents of all religions, people of all nationalities, all ages, all levels of physical and mental ability, people who are unhoused, and those without what the U.S. government considers adequate “documentation.”

In these times, especially since the election of Donald Trump, we particularly welcome women, members of the LGBTQ community, the “undocumented,” refugees, Muslims, and people from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands.