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 Calls on the Government to Conduct an Independent Investigation into 2013 City Lockdown. Read the press release here.
We are now soliciting nominations for the 2015 NLG Dinner Honorees. The Dinner will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 (save the date!) at Dante Alighieri Cultural Center in Kendall Sq., Cambridge.
Please nominate a lawyer, legal worker, or law student (3rd year, graduating in 2015) who works on and contributes to progressive causes. Just fill out the form and return it to us by the deadline, November 30th; the 2015 Honorees will be chosen on December 17th.
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 Presents…” Happy Hour
November 12, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM
Red Hat Cafe, 9 Bowdoin St., Boston
Stephen Hrones, a criminal defense lawyer who has spent 40 years doing police misconduct litigation, and Carl Williams, a racial justice staff attorney at the ACLU of Massachusetts, will give a talk entitled No Safe Place: Police Brutality in Massachusetts.
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.