National Lawyers Guild San Francisco

NLG-SF Supports Black Led Uprisings

We defend the rights of people, communities, organizations and the movement to protest and organize against police and state violence and repression.

You can request NLG-SF Legal Support for Demonstrations by Clicking Here

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Activist Support

COVID-19 Resources

Our reality is rapidly changing and with it comes updates to policies and protocols on local, state, and national levels.

You can click below to see COVID-19 resources by topic: Housing, Immigration, Employment, Health-Care, Mutual Aid, Decarceration & International Solidarity.


Solidarity Statement for Michael Siegel

McCarthyism 2020:
A second generation NLG member and red-baiting in Texas

Mike Siegel is a civil rights lawyer, long-time National Lawyers Guild member, and candidate for the U.S. House from Austin, Texas.

He is also, according to his opponent Rep. Michael McCaul, “the most radical liberal running for Congress in America.”

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Arrestee Support

Please call the NLGSF’s Legal Hotline if you witness an arrest. Try to get the arrestee’s full name and date of birth.

NLGSF’s Legal Hotline: 1-909-4NLG (4654)

Jail Hotline (Only works inside county jails for if you or someone you know is arrested): 1-415-285-1011

For more information for people arrested at demonstrations click here.

Arrestee Form

Human rights must be regarded
as more sacred than property interests.

We defend and
protect communities.

NLGSF brings together progressive lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to protect and defend communities, social justice movements, and political and grassroots organizations and activists organizing for their self-determination and rights.

We provide legal support for activists


FBI Hotline

Immigration KYR

Our committees do groundbreaking work

Bay Area Military Law Panel

The National Lawyers Guild opposes aggressive and interventionist military policies, as well as abusive treatment of service members and veterans. The NLGSF Bay Area Military Law Panel is the local working group of the Military Law Task Force.


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Demonstrations Committee

The Demonstrations Committee is a network of lawyers, legal workers and law students who provide legal support for political activists, protesters and movements for social justice. Volunteer members provide Know Your Rights trainings, Legal Observer trainings, rapid response trainings, and legal support for activists who are arrested during demonstrations.


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Doris Brin Walker Legislative Reform Committee

The Doris Brin Walker Legislative Reform Committee participates in many Bar related activities throughout the year. Most importantly, the Committee drafts and initiates progressive resolutions on behalf of NLGSF for consideration and debate among delegates to the annual State Bar Convention.


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Immigration Committee

NLGSF opposes efforts to detain and deport people based on their status as migrants and immigrants and works to improve the laws and policies that affect immigrant communities.


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Mentorship/NextGen Committee

The Mentorship / NextGen Committee seeks to serve as a catalyst for active communication between law school chapters, recent graduates, long-time Guild members and the chapter’s active committees.


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The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC)

The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) is an alliance of law students, legal workers and attorneys of color within the NLG community. Members of TUPOCC engage in collective struggle around what it means to be people of color in a field that continues to be dominated by white practitioners.


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Through projects with our
community, we transform the system.

Prisoner Advocacy

The Prison Advocacy Network (PAN) is a volunteer network of activists, attorneys, legal workers, and law students. We are supervised by attorneys and thus operate under attorney-client privilege and can use legal mail. PAN is an advocacy network, not a litigation team.

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We Know Our Rights

We Know Our Rights is a multimedia video toolkit for people dealing with law enforcement, produced by NLGSF and independent producers April Martin and Lucia Palmarini.

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Anti-Repression Committee

Originally formed to support Occupy Oakland actions, the Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee (ARC) stands against political repression and is in solidarity with all those who challenge the state, capitalism and other forms of systemic oppression and domination.

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Anti-Fascist Work Group

The Anti-Fascist Work Group (AFWG) is an informal network of grassroots community, activist and political networks committed to defending their own communities, movement spaces and activities, and local businesses against attacks by white supremacists and hate groups.

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