A LITTLE ABOUT US
Welcome to the homepage of the Vermont Law School Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. Through its members—lawyers, law students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and committees—the Guild works locally, nationally and internationally as an effective political and social force in the service of the people.
The National Lawyers Guild is a nationwide group of lawyers, law students, legal workers, and others interested in social, economic, and political change. The VLS Chapter sponsors events designed to increase public awareness of civil rights, national security, environmental, and social justice issues. Specifically, the VLS Chapter hosts trainings, conferences, a radical speaker series, and advocates participation in the democratic process through non-violent direct action.
The peoples CLimate March September 21st, 2014 NYC
Please join National Lawyers Guild and The Environmental Law Society, as well as hundreds of thousands more organizing for The Peoples Climate March on September 21st, 2014 in NYC.
This is an invitation to change everything.In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.
Now: Public Comments Open: Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (Clean Air Act §111(d) Rule)
Now: Public Comments Open Food Safety Modernization Act Proposed Regulations
Now: Defend Our Free Press Campaign Petition
September 17th, at 5:15pm NLG Organizational and Disorientation Meeting
September 21st People's Climate March (Co-Sponsor with ELS)
September 30th VT Incarcerated Women's Initiative Summit (Co-Sponsor with Vermont Commission on Women, Vt Bar Association; VLS BLSA, WLG, Vermont Women's Legislative Caucus, and Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform)
October 3rd, at 9 am- 5:30 pm Recognizing Injustice: From Social Movements to Legal Reform (Co-Sponsor with Vermont Law Review)
Early-Mid October, TBD Revolutionary Documentary and Discussion Series
Early November TBD, Legal Observer Training