Frequently Asked Questions

National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles Chapter Human Rights Over Property Interests

Can an NLG Lawyer take my case?

NLG staff does not do any casework, or provide legal advice. The NLG-LA Weinglass Political Defense Committee may assist in coordinating the criminal defense of those arrested during political protests or actions. If you would like the assistance of the Weinglass Political Defense Committee, please email For any other legal needs, please see the LA Bar Association Referral Service  or NLG Referral Directory.

How do I request legal observers?

To request legal observers at your action or protest, please send a request as far in advance of the action as possible.

How do I get NLG to provide a training to my group? How do I get an NLG speaker?

Please fill out this form.

I can’t afford membership dues, how can I get involved with NLG?

Ability to pay dues should not be a bar to your involvement with the NLG-LA. Please email to request a dues adjustment or to learn about other ways to get involved.

Are my donations to NLG-LA tax deductible?

To make a tax-deductible donation to our chapter, please write a check to the “National Lawyers Guild Foundation” and write in the memo line “For NLG-LA”. You can mail this check to our office address and we will forward the donation on to the NLG Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation.

Can the NLG endorse my candidacy for political office?

The NLG-LA is a non-partisan organization and does not support or endorse political candidates.

How can I intern with the NLG? Do you have any job openings?

The NLG-LA does not have any current internship or job opportunities. However, there are limitless volunteer opportunities. Check out our programmatic committees and events.

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