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 Massachusetts Chapter Files Lawsuit against Boston Police and Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) for their violations of the Massachusetts Freedom of Information Act (MassFOIA). Read the press release here.
Read about the NLG Massachusetts Chapter’s work in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement here.
NLG Massachusetts Chapter Calls on the Government to Conduct an Independent Investigation into 2013 City Lockdown. Read the press release 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 Presents”.. Happy Hour: Court Watch
Wednesday, June 10 from 6 PM – 8 PM
Red Hat Cafe (9 Bowdoin St., Boston)
Judge Ray Dougan, who retired from the Boston Municipal Court last December, will speak about his collaboration with the NLG Mass Chapter on a new Court Watch program. The Program will send observers to selected district courts to monitor basic fairness. All NLG members interested in working on the program are encouraged to participate in this event.
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.