About the NLG

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The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.

Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.

To learn more about the NLG, please visit http://www.nlg.org.


Joining the Guild

Membership in the National Lawyers Guild is open to attorneys, law students, jailhouse lawyers, and legal workers. Legal workers are defined as anyone who has worked in any office, collective or other institution which has as its primary function the provision of administration of legal services, information or education.

Each membership payment entitles members to four issues of NLG Review and three issues of Guild Notes, delivered either digitally or in the mail, as well as the right to vote in any NLG national election taking place during the period of membership, which lasts one year.

Please Note: Individuals who live in Michigan must pay dues directly to their chapter.

To join the Guild, please visit: http://www.nlg.org/member/join.

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