Austin Lawyers Guild
NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD - AUSTIN CHAPTER
"To the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests…"
The National Lawyers Guild was founded in 1937 as the first integrated bar association in the country by a coalition of progressive and radical lawyers and jurists. NLG is committed to changing in the structure of our political and economic system in order to challenge inequality, racism, and discrimination in all its forms.
The Austin Chapter takes on the work of the NLG at the local level and is comprised of activists, legal workers, law students, and lawyers. We are rapidly growing and playing an active part in fights for justice around Austin. We aim to be the legal arm of progressive, leftist, and radical movements. We strive to approach this work through an anti-racist and abolitionist perspective. We seek new members who want to join this effort, and share our commitment to fight discrimination, injustice, and all forms of oppression of marginalized communities.