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 activist support for
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.
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.