The National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Chapter is a radical legal nonprofit organization dedicated to overcoming political, social, and economic injustice.
Read about our recent work..
NLG Massachusetts Chapter and Prisoners’ Legal Services File Lawsuit against Department of Correction for their failure to provide proper treatment of Hepatitis C in state prisons. Read the press release here.
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 Court Watch Program Meeting
Thursday, September 3, 1:00-3:00 PM
NLG Conference Room, 14 Beacon St., 1st Fl., Boston
The Massachusetts Chapter has collaborated with Judge Raymond Dougan and established a new Court Watch Program. Our plan is to have observers in local district courts and monitor courts’ fairness. Email or call us if you plan to attend this meeting or if you would like to be involved.
NLG Presents.. Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 9, 6:00-8:00 PM
Red Hat Cafe, 9 Bowdoin St., Boston
Venezuela and Haiti: Two elections coming up. One country has the best electoral process in the world according to Jimmy Carter, but the U.S. State Department always downplays the results of that process. In the other, a President largely installed through U.S. manipulation of election results in 2010 has not held any elections in over 4 years, leaving every elected office in the country vacant except for 10 Senate seats and President. Come hear a discussion of the common US policies that lead to such divergent support for election processes in the two countries. Judy Somberg, recently back from an NLG delegation to Venezuela, will talk about the lead up to the legislative elections there. Brian Concannon, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, will talk about the run-up to presidential, legislative, and municipal elections in Haiti. Also come hear about how to get involved in NLG international work.
NLG 2015 Law for the People Convention
Wednesday, October 21 – Sunday, October 25, 2015
Marriott Oakland City Center, Oakland, CA
You’re invited to the NLG’s annual Law for the People Convention, October 21-25 in Oakland, CA, for 5 days of panels, workshops, CLEs and camaraderie! This year, our Keynote Speaker will be Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, and programming will address topics including housing and labor rights, racial justice, police accountability, international law, and much more.
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.