Virtual Maryland NLG Legal Observer Training on June 4, 2020 at 6pm

The Maryland National Lawyers Guild’s next legal observer training will be held remotely on June 4, 2020 at 6 pm. This training will last 1.5 hours. We are asking for participants to commit to the entire duration because some of our actions will be high-risk so we have a lot of information to share regarding … More Virtual Maryland NLG Legal Observer Training on June 4, 2020 at 6pm

Commentary by the Black and Brown Activism Defense Collective on the Baltimore Spy Planes

The Maryland Chapter of the NLG recently joined with the Black and Brown Activism Defense Collective and the Transformative Justice Coalition on the following commentary: The Spy Plane is a Tool of Voter Suppression – May 22, 2020 Baltimore does not need a spy plane for the safety of its residents.  It needs thoughtful, compassionate leaders … More Commentary by the Black and Brown Activism Defense Collective on the Baltimore Spy Planes

Human Rights Watch to Sponsor A Series of Three Mission Alert Calls In This Time of COVID-19

In this time of COVID-19, Human Rights Watch (HRW) will hold a series of three (3) Mission Alert calls:  COVID-19’s effect on China’s human rights policy; US immigration policy; and the effect on the poor and most vulnerable. HRW’s researchers are on the front lines and they will share their responses to the COVID-19 global … More Human Rights Watch to Sponsor A Series of Three Mission Alert Calls In This Time of COVID-19

Letter to Governor Hogan: Maryland Must Humanely Address the Plight of Prisoners During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 23, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 20-03-23-01, which prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people and closes “non-essential” businesses to the public.  In a grave oversight, the order makes no mention of prisoners who are at grave risk of becoming infected by the novel coronavirus and suffering from COVID-19.  This … More Letter to Governor Hogan: Maryland Must Humanely Address the Plight of Prisoners During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Solidarity in Times of Crisis: NLG Statement on COVID-19

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is committed to building collective power and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spirit of our mission of valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests: “We must lift coercive economic sanctions, prioritize mutual aid, ensure access to quality health care for all, and secure protections … More Solidarity in Times of Crisis: NLG Statement on COVID-19

Legal Observer Training and Discussion – Saturday, February 1, 2020, at UoB Law School

Please come out for a brief legal observer training and discussion hosted by the Maryland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild! The training will be Saturday, February 1st, from 1pm-3pm at UB Law in Room 403.  Pizza and soda will be provided.  If you will be attending please register through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nlg-legal-observer-training-and-discussion-tickets-91636099039 Following … More Legal Observer Training and Discussion – Saturday, February 1, 2020, at UoB Law School

Workshop on Defending Baltimore Black Activists and The Black Community – Friday, December 13, 2019

Join us for a free workshop on Defending Baltimore Black Activists and the Black Community: Responding to Police and FBI Surveillance, presented by The Black and Brown Activism Defense Collective. This workshop will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at The Living Well, 235 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore City, … More Workshop on Defending Baltimore Black Activists and The Black Community – Friday, December 13, 2019