Criminal Defense for Activists If you are arrested as a result of your political activity, call the NLG Criminal Defense Coordinator at 773-309-1198 and leave a message with your name, phone number, charge(s), and date of next court appearance. Also, the Chicago-based NLG emergency response … Read More
Our History ______________________
The Early Years Founded in 1937 the National Lawyers Guild was the nation's first racially integrated bar association. The first Guild lawyers supported President Roosevelt's New Deal, assisted the emerging industrial labor movement, and opposed the racial segregation policies of the American Bar … Read More
Support the Movement
Help support our project to produce a documentary on our more than seven decades of legal support for progressive and radical movements and work building community for legal workers, law students, and lawyers.
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Chicago has a vibrant NLG presence at our area law schools. Law students are full and equal members of the Guild, and are our life blood and future. … Read More