There are many ways to get involved with the Bay Area Chapter of the NLG. Many of our members are active on a number of national and local committees. Committees are a great way for young attorneys, law students and legal workers to gain experience working in their areas of interest. For seasoned attorneys, our committees provide opportunities to put your skills to work on groundbreaking social justice cases.

The Bay Area is home to the largest, most vibrant chapter of the National Lawyers Guild in the entire country. With roughly 900 active members, working on issues as diverse as immigration, the State Bar and demonstrations defense, the NLGSF serves as the legal arm of the progressive movement in one of the most politically radical areas of the United States.

The current political climate calls for a strong response to the attacks on human rights and civil liberties. The National Lawyers Guild has always heeded the call to justice and continues to be a legal leader on the left today. Your support as a member enables us to continue our work against the Right Wing political agenda which threatens every member of our society. Say no to war, racism and facist political policies. Stand for justice with the National Lawyers Guild.

The National Lawyers Guild is an organization dedicated to uniting lawyers law students and legal workers in the fight for civil rights and social justice. Guild attorneys, law students, and legal workers share a progressive social and political perspective that is reflected in the preamble to the Guild's constitution, which holds that human rights are more sacred than property rights.

If you have any questions about becoming a member of the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Therese Davis:
415.285.5067 x2

Become a Sustainer

Sustainers pledge a certain amount of financial support per year. Their support makes up the financial backbone of the organization and in return they receive additional benefits. Find out more.

Bequests — Join the Legacy Society

The National Lawyers Guild will mark its 75th year in 2012, will it survive another 75 years? You can help ensure it does by making an important contribution to the NLGSF through your will or estate. By doing so, you will be recognized as a member of the chapter's Legacy Society. If you do so by February 1, 2012, you will be acknowledged as a "founding member."

To sign up or if you already have the chapter in your will or estate let us know by contacting Carlos Villarreal at 415.285.5067x104 or