Maryland NLG Virtual Legal Observer Training on Thurs. July 16 at 6:30pm

We’ve trained over 150 new legal observers over the past two months, and they have already done some great work and brought so much passion and a range of experience to the chapter. But if you haven’t been trained yet, or you have and know more folks who might be interested, we will be having … More Maryland NLG Virtual Legal Observer Training on Thurs. July 16 at 6:30pm

Movement Lawyering Course starts July 8th!

The National Lawyers Guild is a proud co-sponsor of the 5-part #movementlawyering training by Movement Law Lab. Trainers include NLG past presidents Azadeh Shahshahani and Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, and NLG members Paromita Shah, Joey Mogul, Alison McCrary, and Bill Quigley. “In an effort to provoke systems change Movement Law Lab is launching a free 5 part … More Movement Lawyering Course starts July 8th!

#8(Steps)toAbolition (of police + prisons)

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) supports the #8toAbolition campaign, which builds on decades of work by Black feminist abolitionists to demand an end to policing and prisons, and community investment that prioritizes the lives and safety of Black people. 8 to Abolition was created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color police and prison abolitionists as … More #8(Steps)toAbolition (of police + prisons)

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 high 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