For over 4 decades, the St. Louis Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild has been working, through the courts and in the streets, to defend the rights of public assembly and public protest. We are attorneys and legal workers from across the greater St. Louis area who are dedicated to promoting free speech and protecting the voices of dissent from suppression…
While we’ve been content over the years to do our work outside of the public eye, recent events have required us to take on a more public presence, to provide information and to facilitate communication with those who may need our assistance.
The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.
Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.