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Chicago NLG Response to...

The following was submitted to the editors of the Opinion section of the Chicago Tribune as the official Chicago National Lawyers Guild response to their own piece on the NATO 3 case to further the public discourse. The Tribune has not published our response. — On Friday, February...

Chicago Torture Survivo...

Please Support the Chicago Torture Survivors Reparations Ordinance! This past fall, on October 16, 2013, Aldermen Howard Brookins and Proco Joe Moreno introduced an Ordinance seeking Reparations for the Chicago Police Torture Survivors drafted by the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials...

January 2014 Newsletter

Introducing our Newsletter for January 2014. Please enjoy and catch up on all the work the Chicago NLG and its committees have been up to! January 2014 Newsletter  

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu Day Thursday, January 30th, 11:45am-1pm DePaul College of Law, 25 E. Jackson Blvd, Room 903 Fred Korematsu is the Japanese-American man who would not consent to being interned after President Roosevelt ordered that all Japanese-Americans be interned as World War II...

TUPOCC Hot Chocolate So...

Come meet law students, legal workers, and attorneys and discuss how we can work with/in communities of color in 2014. Join The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) as we warm up with a hot chocolate or a cafe´con leche and meet other radical people of color in the National...

Next Gen Happy Hour at ...

Kick-Off the New Year and New Semester at the NEXT GEN HAPPY HOUR When: This Friday, January 17, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Where: Cardozo’s Pub, 170 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 (easily accessible from all L lines!) We have the side room reserved. Specials: Drinks are...

NLG Applauds the Compas...

December 31, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro, 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK —Today Judge John G. Koeltl granted the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) request for the compassionate release of Lynne Stewart. This is heartening news. Ms. Stewart is 74 years old and has terminal cancer with a life...

Save the Date — 1...

Reserve your tickets for the 2013 Annual Dinner, now available at:...

September 2013 Newslett...

Introducing our Newsletter for September 2013. Please enjoy and catch up on all the work the Chicago NLG and its committees have been up to! ChiNLG09-13Newsletter

(dis)Orientation 2013 &...

Chicago City-wide National Lawyers Guild presents:  (dis)Orientation *2013* It’s not you, it’s law school. Date: September 21, 11am-5pm (followed by HAPPY HOUR!). Lunch included. Location: Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St. Panels Include: *Welcome to the...

In Victory for Student ...

August 29, 2013 (Photo: Columbia SJP) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 communications@nlg.org IN VICTORY FOR STUDENT FREE SPEECH, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DISMISSES COMPLAINTS: Decisions on Three California Campuses Defeat...

NextGen Happy Hour at C...

Next Gen Post Bar Exam Celebratory Happy Hour at Clark Street Ale House!  Come out and celebrate those who have finished the bar and enjoy a great summer happy hour!  When: Friday, August 2nd, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Clark Street Ale House  742 North Clark Street Hopefully on...

NLG Report on New Marij...

In Wake of New Marijuana Laws, NLG Report Contrasts Legalization Strategies and Obstacles Traci Yoder Senior Researcher, National Lawyers Guild traci@nlg.org (212) 679-5100, ext. 12 New York In November 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first states—and the first jurisdictions...

Anti-Eviction Campaign,...

Join in a discussion with J.R. Fleming, Toussaint Losier, and other Anti-Eviction Campaign activists, attorney Edward Voci, and Ben Austen, author of the NYT article, “The Death and Life of...

Jan Susler of NLG prese...

Jan Susler of NLG International Committee presents to UN Decolonization Committee on Puerto Rico Jan Susler, co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild International Committee’s Puerto Rico Subcommittee, presented a paper on Monday, June 17 to the United Nations Decolonization...

Legal Observers at IYJL...

On Tuesday, May 14, Chicago NLG Legal Observers were present at an Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) action at the Broadview Detention Facility in Broadview, Illinois to protest the record high deportations under President Obama and inaction from Illinois elected officials. A group of...

Winning Case Analysis &...

      Join us for a fantastic NPAP CLE seminar with Criminal Defense Attorney James McComas. Rick Friedman calls Jim McComas “the best criminal defense lawyer I’ve ever known, one of the best trial lawyers I’ve ever known, brilliant, creative, innovative...

Crossroads Annual Benef...

NLG Chicago invites you to join us for this event! Crossroads generously provided a grant that helped fund our work during the NATO Summit and it is honoring us this year at its annual benefit! Details are...

Facilitation Training o...

Calling all NLG Chicago leaders and active committee members! Join us this Friday afternoon for a facilitation training with Karen Jo Koonan. Gain some great skills about effective communication and organizing, and help us move our organization forward. Food will be provided! RSVP to...

Cook County Court Dismi...

PRESS RELEASE Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild For Immediate Release: September 27, 2012 Cook County Court Dismisses more than 90 Cases Against Occupy Chicago Protesters Judge rules park curfew ordinance unconstitutional on its face and as applied Chicago, IL — Cook County...

CLE on 9/28: Representi...

Join NLG Chicago, Immigrant Defense Alliance, and DePaul NLG for a wonderful CLE on representing undocumented workers in the employment and civil rights context. Representing the Undocumented in Employment and Civil Rights Cases DATE:   Friday, September 28, 2012 TIME:    2:00...