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 Chapter Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 19, 5:30 pm
14 Beacon St., 1st Floor Conference Room
We’ll start with a reception at 5:30 pm, and then at 6:00pm continue
with the meeting and Board elections.
Did you know? Massachusetts Shackles Pregnant Prisoners Thursday, March 27, 6:30-8:00 PM Suffolk Law, 120 Tremont St., Faculty Dining Room, 4th Fl. A panel with Michelle Collette who gave birth while incarcerated; Catherine Walker, a midwife; and two members of the Anti-Shackling Coalition, Rev. Jason Lydon (Black and Pink) and Negar Mortazavi (NLG).
Wednesday, April 9, 6:00-8:00pm
Red Hat Cafe, 9 Bowdoin St., Boston
“Prosecuting 1st Amendment Activities: United States v. Tarek Mehanna”
Friday, May 16, 6:00-10:00 PM
Dante Alighieri Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge
Honorees: Beverly Chorbajian & Susan Church (Lawyer), Robert Meeropol (Lifetime Achievement), Craig Altemose (Legal Worker), Jay Lamanna & Oren Nimni (Law Student)
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.