A big win for fight against Santa Rita jail!

Guild members Carey Lamprecht, Yolanda Huang and Dennis Cunningham got a huge win this week in their lawsuit against Santa Rita jail. Santa Rita staff were torturing prisoners through sleep deprivation. As a result of fierce organizing from the imprisoned women at...

Statement against imprisonment of Nasrin Sotoudeh

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) strongly condemns the recent sentencing of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and calls for her immediate and unconditional release. Ms. Sotoudeh was arrested on June 13, 2018 without notice...

Jeff Adachi, Presente!

NLGSF mourns the recent passing of Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s elected Public Defender and a long-time Guild supporter.  Jeff was a true people’s lawyer. He aggressively defended those who most acutely felt the limitations and corruption of the criminal justice...

State Supreme Court to take up public records cost case

The National Lawyers Guild appeal to not be charged $2,938.58 the for the cost of receiving body cam footage from the Hayward police has been granted review by the state’s high court this past week. Amitai Schwartz, an NLG attorney states What’s at stake, is...