On Thursday, October 19, the NLG-Mass Chapter’s Mass Defense Committee (MDC) welcomed nearly 40 NLG members and allies – lawyers, legal workers, law students, and activists – to its first ever “Defenders, Unite” social gathering at Beantown Pub in Boston.

The event provided a great opportunity for the MDC members to chat and discuss the Committee’s work with members and allies who are not involved in MDC, but it also was a nice space for people to just chill, enjoy tasty appetizers, and play pool! It was inspiring to see great legal professionals being impressively good at the game!

MDC is one of the most important and active committees of the NLG-Mass Chapter. In addition to providing legal advice and representation to Massachusetts activists who fight in the streets for a better world, the Committee also trains and sends Legal Observers to protests and rallies.

If you want to learn more about or get involved in the Committee, please contact Urszula Masny-Latos at