The National Lawyers Guild was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1937 as an alternative to the American Bar Association (ABA). As the first racially integrated national bar association, the NLG promotes progressive political movements and champions social justice.
Although membership was originally restricted to attorneys, the NLG now accepts non-lawyers including paralegals, legal workers, and law students.
The National Lawyers Guild formed as a progressive group for lawyers fighting racism in the legal establishment. It exists today as an organization in which civil rights lawyers fight racism, police brutality and discrimination in all forms, as well as protect civil liberties.
Lawyer Legion maintains a national directory of civil rights attorneys which includes both NLG members and non-members, To help the public find the best choices when they search for an attorney, Lawyer Legionrecognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the NLG and other professional associations. This includes recognition for NLG members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the NLG.
Use this directory to find a civil rights lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your state from the list below.