Since the 1930s, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has worked to advance human and civil rights. The NLG is a progressive bar association of lawyers, legal workers, and law students dedicated to overcoming political, social, and economic injustices. The Massachusetts Chapter of the NLG is joined by over 300 legal professionals, united in an organization which functions “as an effective political and social force in the service of people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.”
NLG Mass is proud to endorse “Attorneys, Court Workers, and Legal Professionals say: BLACK LIVES LATTER,” demonstrations that will occur on Wednesday, February 25 at 1 PM in front of courthouses across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The demonstrations aim to create a way for those who work in the courts to express solidarity with the social justice movement initiated by Black youth in Ferguson last August, and which continues to be led by Black women and men, from Oakland to Staten Island, who have decided to take a stand against the racism and police impunity which pervade our court system. Read more at the event page here.
The NLG Mass Defense Committee has been very busy training and representing activists involved in protests against police mistreatment of people of color. Read more here.
NLG Massachusetts Chapter Calls on the Government to Conduct an Independent Investigation into 2013 City Lockdown. Read the press release here.
The NLG 2015 Annual Dinner will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 (save the date!) at Dante Alighieri Cultural Center in Kendall Sq., Cambridge.
NLG is on the ground providing legal support to protesters in Ferguson. To support these efforts, you can donate here.
NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to ICC Urging an Investigation into Potential War Crimes Committed by Israel and US in Gaza under “Operation Protective Edge”
NLG & ACLUM Reveal Pattern of Police
Spying and Surveillance.
Boston Police Violate their own Rules in Spying on People Expressing their First Amendment Right
On October 16, 2012, the NLG & ACLUM sent a letter to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis demanding that the surveillance and monitoring of peaceful activists and organizations stop immediately and that mechanisms be created to ensure transparency and accountability of the BRIC and its officers.