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.
Join the Conversation
This winter, communities throughout Vermont are sitting down together to read Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism VS The Climate together.
At libraries, at schools and in people’s homes, people are gathering to discuss This Changes Everything. Sign up to learn more here. So far we have book groups confirmed and welcoming more members in the following towns:
Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, East Montpelier, Johnson, Marshfield, Norwich, Rutland, Warren, White River Junction
And more groups are forming! Here are a few that are in the works:
Hardwick, Lyndon, Middlebury, and Shelburne
Is your town not listed? Consider starting a group near you. Take a look at the Calendar link below for more details and Sign-Up!
Now: Public Comments Open: Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (Clean Air Act §111(d) Rule)
Now: Defend Our Free Press Campaign Petition
Mar. 23: Vermont Legislature Room 11 at 6pm Public Hearing on Renewable Energy Facility Siting
Mar. 27: Global Food, Local Solutions Conference [Register Here]