The next meeting of the Maryland NLG Chapter will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM at UoB Law School – Room 202. If you have items for the Agenda, please email Curtis Cooper or Siobhan Miller. See you there!
Over 1,000 people attended Baltimore’s solidarity march and rally at the Jackson – Lee Monument in Baltimore City’s Wyman Park on August 13, 2017. Legal observers from University of Baltimore were there with speakers who called for action from the different communities in Baltimore. For more information about this, please see the Baltimore Sun article.
On August 14, a tent encampment named Tubman City was erected on the lawn of the plaza east of Baltimore’s City Hall. Baltimore BLOC and the Baltimore chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference were involved in planning the encampment. According to a graphic which one of the individual organizers circulated on social media: “Tent … More Tent City Occupants Demand Changes from City Hall
The Maryland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild expresses its sadness at all of the attacks on counter protesters standing up to the far right groups that were demonstrating in Charlottesville last Saturday. The Maryland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is especially outraged at the deadly car attack which critically injured many counter protesters … More Statement of the Maryland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild about Charlottesville
The next meeting of the Maryland Chapter of the NLG will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM, at the Real News Network Annex, 235 Holliday Street (upstairs level). After the meeting, at 7 PM, the documentary Gideon’s Army will be shown in the Real News’ community studio. This inspirational film tracks … More Maryland NLG Chapter Meeting – August 17 at 5:30 PM
The DOJ and Baltimore City Police Dept. selected four finalists for the role of Consent Decree Independent Monitor: CNA Consulting; Exiger, LLC; Powers Consulting Group, LLC; and Venable LLP. There will be two community forums for the four finalists to respond to written questions and speak with the public: Tues., Aug. 15, 6 – 8 … More Consent Decree Independent Monitors Finalists – Two Community Forums (Aug. 15 and 16)
On August 10, 2017, the NLG joined civil and human rights organizations in sending a letter to Congress requesting them to oppose the Anti-Boycott Act. (S.720 & H.R. 1697). The Act amends anti-boycott provisions of the Federal Export Administration Act by adding new restrictions on boycotts “fostered or imposed” by an international government organization. Signatories … More Letter to Congress Urging Them to Oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act
The Baltimore Action Legal Team (“BALT”) will hold a two-session Movement Lawyering Workshop Training on Sept. 15 and Nov. 3 (participants must attend both sessions). This series, offered at no cost to participants, will explore the history of activism in Baltimore, how lawyers can collaborate with the community to effectuate change and the need to … More BALT’S Movement Lawyering Training Workshop – Applications Due August 14
An expert panel will discuss the water situation in Baltimore City, including that rates have tripled since the year 2000 leaving many residents unable to afford their water bills. The panel will discuss how we got here and what we can do to ensure that Baltimore City residents have safe and affordable access to water. … More Water for All: Panel on Baltimore’s Water Affordability Crisis — August 9
On July 29, 2017, members of the Maryland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild participated in the Our Homes Our Voices Rally in Baltimore, MD. The rally was part of nation-wide protests held over the week against the Trump Administration’s proposed budget that proposes dramatic and draconian cuts to affordable housing. Featured speakers included tenants … More NLG MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN “OUR HOMES OUR VOICES” RALLY