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.
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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.
Know Your Rights Webinar Series
Check out our Know Your Rights Teach-In series designed to focus on ways we can protect and be in solidarity with one another against federal government attacks.
Upcoming Webinar: Grand Jury Repression: Preparing for Solidarity,
Date/Time: Thursday August 13, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
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.
Human rights must be regarded
as more sacred than property interests.
We defend and
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
Our committees do groundbreaking work
Bay Area Military Law Panel
Doris Brin Walker Legislative Reform Committee
The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC)
Through projects with our
community, we transform the system.
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.
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.
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.
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.