Our Mission

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild works to change the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the legal community with organizers and activists in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.

Quote Angela Davis

What We Do

Street Law Clinics

The Street Law Clinic Project conducts clinics to educate people about their legal rights. Legal Observer Training, Direct Action, Stop and Search, Immigration Law, Housing Law, Workers’ Rights, and Consumer Protection/Bankruptcy Law trainings are available.
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Mass Defense Committee

Guided by the people we defend, the Mass Defense Committee uses our legal expertise in service to the struggle. If you are fighting for freedom and liberation, for Black lives, and against racism, you can count on us to have your back.
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Litigation Committee

The Litigation Committee brings civil lawsuits against banks, corporations, law enforcement, and other government agencies to expose their actions, to educate the public, and to halt their repressive and predatory behavior.
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Mass Dissent

Mass Dissent is the periodical publication of NLG – MASS Chapter. Each issue addresses a specific topic, from immigration to voting rights to the lives of incarcerated individuals to current political affairs. Guild members, local organizers, and field experts amongst others contribute articles.
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Law School Chapters

We welcome the participation of students from local law schools to take on a variety of issues and actions. Law students also help NLG attorneys conduct our Street Law Clinics, educating people about their legal rights and methods of resistance.
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People of Color Caucus

The necessity of this alliance of law students legal workers, lawyers, and other people of color is borne from the history of the U.S., whose economic and political power depends on the continued subjugation of people of color.
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Jailhouse Lawyers

People who do legal work in prison to defend themselves or their incarcerated comrades are known as “Jailhouse Lawyers.” Over 140 jailhouse lawyers are members of the NLG-Mass Chapter.
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