National Lawyers Guild

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The National Lawyers Guild is an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system.

"Founded in 1937 the National Lawyers Guild was the nation’s first racially integrated bar association. The first Guild lawyers supported President Roosevelt’s New Deal, assisted the emerging industrial labor movement, and opposed the racial segregation policies of the American Bar Association and the larger society." [1]

Executive Officers

Accessed January 2009: [2]



In 2009, an NLG statement by Robert J. Boyle referred to Israel as "occupied Palestine" and described terrorists in Israeli jails as "political prisoners," calling for their immediate release. The statement was issued in response to Israel's refusal to admit National Jericho Movement activists Dhoruba bin-Wahad and Naji Mujahid into Israel. The statement was approved and forwarded by NLG Communications Coordinator Paige Cram. [3]



Resources and articles

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  1. History, National Lawyers Guild, accessed January 8, 2009.
  2. National Executive Committee, National Lawyers Guild, accessed January 8, 2009.
  3. Robert J. Boyle, NLG National Statement on Dhoruba bin Wahad, December 2009, accessed June 24, 2010