The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system.

We seek to unite 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. NLG has more than seventy-five years of experience as a national network of legal professionals working shoulder-to-shoulder with movement activists who fight for social change.

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.

The Central Valley Chapter is a group for any and all interested lawyers, law students, or legal workers throughout California’s Central Valley. Our aim is to act as a resource for local community groups, grassroots movements, and activists through the provision of legal observing services, community workshops, educational events, and more.