Why Become a Member of the National Lawyers 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 (e.g. webinars, organizing tools, and other member 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 the Weinglass and Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowships
  • Discounts for our annual Law for the People Convention and its CLEs
  • Eligibility to submit articles to both Guild Notes and NLG Review
  • Media exposure for your Guild-related work
  • Most importantly, developing connections with a community of radical legal professionals!

Join or Renew Now (via the NLG National Website)! 

On that page, you will also find how to pay via mail or how to obtain a fee waiver link if needed (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

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.”