National Lawyers Guild

The National Lawyers Guild is a non-profit federation of lawyers, legal workers, and law students. Since 1937, Guild members have been using the law to advance social justice and support progressive social movements. We have chapters throughout the United States, and our National Office is located in New York City. Mission 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.

Past Activities

The NLG has hosted speakers on immigration law, farmworkers? rights, the prison industrial complex, tort reform and radical lawyering. We have been involved in Know Your Rights and Legal Observer trainings and travel to the National Convention every October. We work actively with other student groups and community organizations on a host of issues, and we?re always open to new ideas and projects.

Other Information

Officers Whitney Leeds, President
Quentin Montemayor, Vice President
Mark Griffith, Treasurer
Dave DiGiacomo, Secretary
Matt Molinaro, SBA
Other Website
Ntnl Affialiate Website
TWEN Website click here for TWEN website
Sign up for National Lawyers Guild on TWEN. The site allows members to communicate with each other via e-mail, to sign up for events, and to post items to our general discussion board. It also contains information about our mission, our summer fellowship, our upcoming events, and our leadership structure.
Web Contact Whitney Leeds
University of Colorado Law School
401 UCB, 211 Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309

(303) 492-1878