Maureen D. Taylor,  State Chairperson – MI Welfare Rights Organization  “The presence of NLG legal observers has been an invaluable tool over the years as the fight for democratic rights and social justice continues to deepen.”   Kim Redigan  – Woman in Black “The National Lawyers Guild is an integral part of the Detroit peace and justice community. I am so grateful …


Upcoming Events [custom-facebook-feed] Past Events Attica Film Screening and Legal Observer Training 1515 Broadway Cafe December 19th, 2014. 6pm. More information available Here 2015 Annual Dinner Honoring Alice Jennings & Unsung Hero We the People of Detroit Detroit Marriott February 7th, 2015. 6pm. More information and Tickets Available Here Professor Jessica Gordon Nembhard on African-American cooperative economic development Sunday, August 17, …

Board of Directors

2015 Annual Dinner, NLG Board Members Bill Goodman and Denise Heberle. photo by Kate Levy. Executive Officers John Royal – President Julie Hurwitz – Vice President Liz Cabot – Secretary Shaun Godwin – Treasurer At-Large Board Members Dennis Black Deb Choly Sarah Coffey Desiree Ferguson Vanessa Fluker Bill Goodman Denise Heberle Nicholas Klaus Kathy Murphy Tonya Phillips Elizabeth Young

80th Anniversary Dinner

Honoree: Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson // Unsung Hero: Rhonda Kelso // Keynote Speaker: Heather Thompson

Statement of the Detroit & Michigan Chapter of the NLG on the untimely passing of our brother and comrade, Ron Scott

NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD DETROIT & MICHIGAN CHAPTER·WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015 Ron Scott grew up in the heart of Detroit’s African-American community: born in Black Bottom; his family was pushed out by “urban renewal,” first to the area near Hastings St.; then to the Jeffries Projects. He was immersed from a young age in the struggles, victories and defeats of the …

Press Release – National Lawyers Guild Opposes DPD Curfew Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Royal, 313 962 3739 National Lawyers Guild Opposes DPD Curfew Plan The National Lawyers Guild-Detroit & Michigan Chapter Board of Directors opposes the plan by the Detroit Police Department to issue a four-day curfew for Detroit youth under 17 during Detroit’s “River Days” and Fireworks celebrations. “There are glaring difficulties with this alleged public safety …

2015 All Members Meeting Election Results

2015 Election of the Detroit/Michigan Chapter, NLG Board of Directors. Elections were held on May 13th, 2015.  51 Ballots were distributed and 51 ballots were submitted. Elected: Sarah Coffee Desiree Ferguson Shaun Godwin Denise Heberle Nicholas Klaus Tonya Philips Liz Young All four executive officers were re-elected without opposition.