Please make a financial contribution of any amount to the NLG-NYC chapter and its Mass Defense Committee to ensure Legal Observers are on the streets and attorneys are in the courts to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. All NLG-NYC Legal Observers (the “Green Hats”) and attorneys are volunteers, but overhead costs are piling up for the many new “Green Hats” being issued, office supplies, telephone and cell phone calls, late night taxi trips to far-flung precincts, etc. Click here to support our work.

NLG-NYC Mass Defense Committee Mobilizes for Occupy Wall Street


Since September 17, the NLG-NYC Mass Defense Committee has provided critical legal support for the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and encampment. Dozens of NLG-NYC Legal Observers continue to monitor police activity while protestors carry the NLG-NYC hotline number (shown above) on their persons in case of arrest .  NLG-NYC attorneys are currently organizing legal support for over 80 arrestees. The protests have recently received wide spread media coverage in the NYTimes, The East Villager and AMNY after video footage of police kettling and pepper spraying of demonstrators was posted on youtube.

Save the Date! Attica is All of Us

Join us on Friday, September 9, 2011 at The Riverside Church for Attica is All of Us, an evening of music, performances and conversation to mark the 40th anniversary of the Attica Rebellion and Massacre and address mass incarceration and current prison struggles. Free and open to the public.


  • Attica Brothers, represented by:
    Joseph Harris
    Calvin “Hutch” Hutchinson
    William Anthony Maynard
    Melvin Muhammad
    Carlos Roche
    Al Hajji Sharif
  • Asha Bandele, Drug Policy Alliance, Journalist
  • Baba Amiri Baraka, African-American Poet Laureate, Pan-African Elder Statesman, & Community Activist
  • Dhoruba Al-Mujahid Bin-Wahad, Consultant, Institute For Development of Pan-African Policy, Ghana, W. Africa
  • Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director, Correctional Association
  • Elizabeth Fink, Attica Brothers Legal Defense
  • Amy Goodman, Journalist, Author; Host and Executive Director, Democracy Now!
  • Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
  • Jamal Joseph, former Black Panther; Chair, Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film division
  • Cornel West, Professor, Public Intellectual & Activist and more….

Attica is All of Us
Friday, September 9, 2011
7-10 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)

490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
(Enter on Claremont Avenue)

Presented by Attica is All of Us and The Riverside Church Prison Ministry. In collaboration with the Campaign to End Jim Crow, The Culture Project and The Nation.


For more information on the Attica Prison Rebellion, click here.

Anti-Racism Committee to Host Fundraising Party on July 28 in Brooklyn

Help support the NLG-NYC’s Anti-Racism Committee’s (ARC) fundraising initiative for the Student, Recent Grad and Legal Worker of Color Travel Stipend to the NLG’s National Convention in October 2011.

NLG-NYC ARC works to further the Guild’s commitment to racial justice. Fundraising for the travel stipend is an important component of anti-racist work in the Guild because it promotes the legal education, viewpoints, and work of people of color within our membership and programs as well as the radical community at large.

The Fundraising Party will be held on Thursday, July 28, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, at Berry Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! The suggested donation is $10 – $250. Donations will be accepted by credit card, cash or check.

If you are unable to attend, please help support the next generation of students, lawyers, and legal workers of color by donating and encouraging friends and colleagues to donate what they can and spread the word to others. Make an online donation!