Gibbons on Repression Lists

Maryland NLG member Chip Gibbons recently published an excellent article on the history behind no-fly lists in Jacobin Magazine. From the introduction: In 1951, the Civil Rights Congress, an organization closely affiliated with the Communist Party (CPUSA), drew up a petition to deliver to the United Nations (UN). Entitled “We Charge Genocide,” the 237-page document laid out,… More Gibbons on Repression Lists

April 9 Regional Conference Schedule

The schedule for the upcoming National Lawyers Guild Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at UDC Law School is filled with engaging workshops, discussions, and remarks.  In addition to the great programs, the conference offers a great opportunity to meet, network, and make plans with people in and around the Guild. We hope you can make it!  Register for the… More April 9 Regional Conference Schedule

Law and Social Change Jam 2016

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed unless it is faced.” – James A. Baldwin Join 30 justice advocates and creative change-makers for an exploration of love and power at the second annual Law and Social Change Jam May 29 to June 2, 2016 Farm of Peace Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania. “Hurt people hurt people,” as the old adage goes.… More Law and Social Change Jam 2016

Come to Our Regional Conference April 9

The date for the NLG’s annual Mid-Atlantic regional conference has been confirmed for April 9, 2016, in Washington DC. It will be held at UDC’s Law School 4340 Connecticut Ave NW The deadline to submit panel proposals has been extended to March 1, 2016. Please submit panel ideas to me at  edmundo.saballos@gmail.com. We currently need a few more panels… More Come to Our Regional Conference April 9

NLG International Weekend Feb 19-21

The National Lawyers Guild will convene its International Weekend this year in Washington, DC! The International Weekend is an opportunity to learn about the Guild’s international work around the world – from Latin America to Palestine to Turkey to Egypt to the Philippines and more – and domestically, where the Guild’s International Committee and affiliated… More NLG International Weekend Feb 19-21

Lawyer Up: Race and Jury System Event Feb. 23

Please join the Baltimore Action Legal Team on Tuesday Feb. 23 at 6:30 pm for its latest “Lawyer Up” free event. This panel features members of Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA), Baltimore trial lawyer Josh Insley, and community member Michael Ross, who will overview the jury system including differences between a jury trial and trial by a judge, structural racism shaping jury pools, implicit racial… More Lawyer Up: Race and Jury System Event Feb. 23